At least 12 wedding guests killed when packed minibus plunges 650ft down a mountain in the Himalayas

A VEHICLE carrying passengers coming from a wedding drove off a mountain killing all 12 people on board.

The minibus was overloaded as it rolled off the mountain road in Nepal, some 250 miles northwest of the capital Kathmandu.

The minibus rolled 650 feet down the side of a mountain

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The minibus rolled 650 feet down the side of a mountain
The accident occurred in the province of Karnali

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The accident occurred in the province of KarnaliPhoto credit: Getty

Police said the accident happened late Monday night and by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, eight people had died.

Three others died on the way to hospital and one later died in hospital.

After the vehicle went off the road, it rolled about 200 meters down the mountainside near the village of Chedagad in Karnali province.

Road accidents in mountainous Nepal are often attributed to poorly maintained roads and vehicles.

The tragedy came after at least 27 people died after a trailer they were traveling on overturned and plunged into a pond in India.

Another 20 were hospitalized when the tractor they were traveling on lost control and fell into the water.

The group of 40 adults and children were visiting a temple in Uttar Pradesh when the tragedy struck.

The passengers – who were from the same village – were taken to a hospital in nearby Bheetergaon.

Terrifying footage showed locals rushing to retrieve survivors and dead from the pond in pitch blackness.

Once children were seen being carried in the arms of volunteers.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/6903655/wedding-guests-killed-minibus-mountain/ At least 12 wedding guests killed when packed minibus plunges 650ft down a mountain in the Himalayas

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