At least eight persons were killed and 27 others were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident in far-western Darchula district on Tuesday.

The accident occurred at Bagora of Gwani VDC when the bus (Na 4 Kha 6608) heading to Darchula from Dhangadi skidded off the hilly road and fell few hundred meters down into a gorge, according to District Police Office, Darchula.

The victims of the bus accident have not been identified while the injured have been taken to Gokuleshwor for medical treatment.

Reports said that a police team is currently involved in search and rescue operation at the accident site. Locals are also helping in the rescue work.

Te cause behind the accident is still not known as the details of the accident are very sketchy.

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