Jigmi Wangdi 

Five days after the accident near Takti Koti on the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway which claimed six lives, 11 of the passengers who were admitted to hospital for various injuries were discharged yesterday.

Of the 11, eight monks were discharged from the Chhukha hospital and three were sent home from JDWNRH in Thimphu. Six monks are still admitted at JDWNRH. They are reported to be in stable condition.

The bus accident on November 12 killed six monks and injured 17 of the Kanglung Thubten Choekhorling Shedra in Tashigang.

Meanwhile, the driver of the bus also remains admitted with a broken leg.  He is scheduled to undergo orthopaedic surgery today.

According to the Royal Bhutan Police, the statements collected from the 11 monks who were discharged alleged that the cause of the accident was speeding.

The police will also collect statements from the six admitted monks once they are discharged.

The police will also collect a statement from the bus driver after the driver recovers from the surgery. The statements are expected to assist in determining the main cause of the accident.