Death toll rises in Nepal bus crash

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The death toll from a bus crash in western Nepal has risen to 47, making it one of the country’s deadliest road accidents in years, police said. Emergency workers pulled the bodies of 44 victims from the wreckage of the overcrowded bus over the weekend after it plunged into the deep Bheri river in mountainous Jajarkot district on Thursday. The More...

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