The death toll has reached 17 in a road mishap at Raralihi of Jumla on Monday, March 16, 2015.
A bus (Na 4 Kha 4970) en-route to Nagma, Kalikot from Jumla fell some 200 metres off the road at Kathkudeni-1, Raralihi.
Among the deceased, bus driver has been identified Sagar Budha and assistant driver Harka Bahadur Budha. However, the identities of other deceased are yet to be established.
Of the 29 passengers, 13 had died on the spot after the accident and other injured were taken to Karnali Academy of Health Sciences for treatment.
The bus owned by Karnali Yatayat slipped off the road due to muddy road following last night rainfall, according to the district police.