Jeep veers off Nepal highway, killing 14

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Posted: Jul 28, 2012 5:01 AM

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say a jeep has veered off a highway in Nepal, killing 14 people who were on their way to cremate the body of a relative. Two others were seriously injured.

District official Chet Narayan Ghimire says the dead included 13 Nepali citizens and their Indian driver. He says the accident occurred Saturday in Palpa district, 300 kilometers (185 miles), west of Katmandu, as the group was traveling to a pilgrimage spot to cremate the body.

Ghimire says few other details are available because the driver was killed and the two survivors are too badly injured to provide information.