Two Nepali students dead in a road accident in Japan

Crash site (Photo: The Japan Times)

Kathmandu: Three passengers including two Nepali students have died in a crash at Tohoku Expressway in Kurihara -Miyagi prefecture in Kyodo.

The accident was caused as a truck hit a bus that had stopped due to engine problems Tuesday night, according to Nikkei Asia.

Those who lost their lives include the bus driver, a Japanese woman in her 50s and two Nepali students. The driver of the truck has been severely wounded.

The Nikkei Asia further said that the bus had 40 students on board, all but one Nepalese, were on their way to part-time jobs in Ichinoseki in neighboring Iwate prefecture.