17 People Killed, 50 Injured after Bus Crashes into Sunkoshi River in Nepal

Majority of Passengers Were Returning to Work after Celebrating Tihar Festival

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Seventeen people were killed and about 50 others were injured after a bus plunged into a river in Nepal on Sunday, a police official said.

The bus was reportedly traveling on the roadway when it veered off the roadway for unknown reasons and plunged into the Sunkoshi River, about 75 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu.

The overloaded bus was reportedly carrying passengers who were returning back to work from the villages after celebrating the Tihar festival that ended last week.

Seventeen people were killed in the crash.

Fifty other people were injured in the accident. Twenty-one of the victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Traffic accidents in the mountainous country have been blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.