Update: Wangduephodrang police confirmed the cause of the bus accident at Taksha that injured 14 people on Saturday as over-speeding.
Police said that they confirmed the cause of the accident after questioning passengers. There was also an eleven-feet tyre mark on the road where the bus toppled about 17 feet below the road. “The road at the accident site was good,” said an official.
Meanwhile, except for the driver injured passengers of the Tsirang bound bus were discharged from the Bajo regional hospital. However, 11 of them would leave only on completion of police procedures. The bus belonging to Bumpa Transport was on its way to Tsirang from Thimphu carrying 17 people.
Passengers who were admitted to the Bajo hospital said the bus stopped twice for maintenance- once at Semtokha and again at Hesothangkha, near Wangduephodrang.
A passenger, Bidu Maya Subba, 23, from Mendrelang who was travelling along with her two children said the accident could have been worse had the toppling bus didn’t hit a boulder. “The boulder stopped the bus. Otherwise it could have become worse,” she said.