Five died on the spot and 17 other sustained injuries at an accident that took place at Chumlingtar of Icchakamana Rural Municipality. A passenger bus en route to Syangja from Kathmandu collided with a truck and skidded off the road 100 meters into Trishuli river.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. Injured 17 have been taken to Bharatpur for treatment.
The bus (Na 6 Kha 2506) collided with the truck (Na 5 Pa 7409) at around noon on Friday, informed Bed Prasad Gautam, Chief District Traffic Office, Chitwan.