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12 wedding guests are killed after their SUV rolls down cliff in Nepal

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12 wedding guests are killed after their SUV rolls 650FT down a cliff when it veered off mountain road in Nepal

  • The small passenger truck veered off the road and rolled off the mountain
  • The vehicle was carrying some 12 passengers. There were no survivors
  •  The small truck was over capacity when it fell near Chedagad village, Nepal

A vehicle carrying passengers coming from a wedding veered off a mountain highway in Nepal leaving 12 people dead, police said Tuesday.

There were no survivors from the incident near Chedagad village in northern Nepal.

The small passenger truck was over capacity when it rolled off the mountain road, about 250 miles (400km) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.

Police said the accident happened late Monday evening, December 12, and by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, eight had already died.

The small passenger truck was over capacity when it rolled off the mountain road, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu

A vehicle carrying passengers coming from a wedding veered off a mountain highway in Nepal leaving 12 people dead, police said Tuesday

Police said the accident happened late Monday evening, December 12, and by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, eight had already died

Police said the accident happened late Monday evening, December 12, and by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, eight had already died

Three more died on the way to the hospital and one died later that day. 

After driving off the road, the vehicle rolled about 650 feet (200 meters) down the mountain slope.

Police in Nepal have confirmed that they are continuing investigations into the incident. 

Road accidents in mountainous Nepal are often blamed on poorly maintained roads and vehicles.

There were no survivors from the incident near Chedagad village in northern Nepal

There were no survivors from the incident near Chedagad village in northern Nepal

The tragedy happened in the province of Karnali

The tragedy happened in the province of Karnali

In October, a similar tragedy occurred when a bus plummeted into a gorge in northern India.

The vehicle was travelling along a treacherous mountain highway in Uttarakhand state when it careened over an edge and plunged at least 1,640ft with around 45 people onboard.

But, remarkably, 20 people were rescued.

Officials were seen clearing the area of bushes and trees to help with the rescue operation as they pulled up an injured person.

Rescuers also retrieved a dead body using ropes before they were taken away on a stretcher.

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