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Nepal Bus Crash Kills 40+

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- At least 43 passengers aboard a bus in eastern Nepal were killed Thursday when the vehicle swerved off a mountain road and fell into a river, according to police.

Police told AFP the bus plummeted 300 meters -- or about 984 feet -- into the Sun Kosi River, about 50 miles from Kathmandu.

"Forty-three dead bodies have already been recovered and the bus has been destroyed.  It is likely that more bodies will be found near the crash site, which is very remote," Lokendra Shrestha, police officer in Sindhuli district, told AFP.

Several passengers were also injured in the accident, two critically, AFP reports.

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