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Official: 33 killed in Nepal bus crash

Authorities investigating cause of crash

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(Lal Kaji Pahari via CNN)

An overcrowded bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal on Monday, killing at least 33 people and injuring 28 others, a government official told The Associated Press.

Home Ministry official Chiranjivi Nepal said the injured people were brought by helicopter to hospitals Kathmandu.

The bus veered off Arniko highway and rolled about 500 feet. The highway is wide enough for two vehicles to pass but has sharp turns and no guard rails.

Police were still trying to determine the cause, The AP reported.