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Jharkhand: Six dead, 43 injured as bus falls into gorge

Jharkhand: Six dead, 43 injured as bus falls into gorge: According to the police officials, at least six people were killed and forty-three injured after a bus fell into a gorge of Annaraj Valley in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district during early hours on Tuesday. The accident took place around 3.30 am. They further added that dead bodies of six passengers have been fished out of the gorge while some are still stuck inside the bus.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least six people were killed and 39 injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Garhwa in Jharkhand
  • Rescue operations are underway, officials have said.
  • The bus was on its way to Garhwa in Jharkhand from Chhattisgarh

Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari said that the bodies of the deceased passengers were retrieved and those injured were rescued by jawans of the Central Reserve Police Personnel (CRPF).

She said “Police broke the windows and evacuated passengers stuck inside the bus. 43 people have been rescued in injured condition and 6 dead bodies have been fished out.”

She further added, “While three of the injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the rest were admitted to a local hospital, the SP said. The bus was heading to Garhwa, about 140 km from state capital Ranchi, from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh.”

The sleeper bus departed from Chhattisgarh and was travelling towards Garhwa district of Jharkhand. Rescue operation by Jharkhand Police is still underway.

Earlier on June 10, a Patna-bound bus had hit an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district. The accident had taken place at dawn near Danua-Bhanua area under Chouparan Police Station limits when the bus crashed into the trailer-truck from behind.

Eight persons had died on the spot, while three others succumbed to injuries in the hospital. The bus was travelling to Masauree in Patna district from Ranchi. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had expressed grief over the deaths and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.