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Police: 27 killed, 11 hurt in Nepal bus accident

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September 10, 2012 11:10 PM EST | AP

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KATMANDU, Nepal — Police in Nepal say a bus has veered off a mountain highway in the country's west, killing at least 27 people and injuring another 11.

Police official Lal Bahadur Pandey says the accident took place before dawn Tuesday. Rescuers have been sent to the area near Parkha village, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of the capital Katmandu.

The area is a remote mountainous region.