Dozens killed after bus plunges off Nepal mountain road

At least 30 people have been killed after a passenger bus crashed on a mountain road in central Nepal, according to Aljazeera.

An additional 30 people were injured on Monday when the bus veered off a road in Kavrepalanchok district, plunging some 300 metres downhill, police spokesman Madhav Joshi told DPA news agency.

Fifteen of the injured were being treated at a hospital in the town of Dhulikhel, southeast of the capital, Kathmandu.

Poorly maintained vehicles, coupled with reckless driving and bad roads, lead to a number of fatal road accidents in Nepal every year.

In late July, nine people died when two passenger buses collided in southeastern Nepal.