As the nation mourns the death of 18 pilgrims killed during Tara Air cash in Nepal on December 15, nine passengers died in a bus accident at Lamperi of Thimphu Wednesday morning.
According to the reports, eight including three minors were killed on the spot while one died while he was being rushed to hospital.
Over two dozens were reported to be injured during the mishap. They are being treated at Thimphu Hospital.
Police investigating the cause behind the incident reported that the 22-seater bus, which veered off the road below 300 metre, was extra-loaded with 35 passengers.