6 Killed, Many Injured After Bus Falls Off Bridge In Jharkhand

Rescue operation is underway as some passengers are nonetheless trapped within the bus.

Ranchi:

At the least six folks had been killed and plenty of others injured after a bus carrying round 50 passengers fell off a bridge in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district on Saturday, police mentioned.

The accident befell when the Ranchi-bound bus coming from Giridih district broke the railing of a bridge and fell right into a dry spot in Siwanne River in Tatijharia Police Station space, Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe mentioned.

Rescue operation is underway as some passengers are nonetheless trapped within the bus, he mentioned.

“Two passengers died on the spot, whereas 4 others had been declared lifeless by medical doctors at Sadar Hospital in Hazaribag. The fatality figures might go up as some are severely injured. We’re making ready to ship them to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for higher remedy,” he mentioned.

Injury may have been extra had the bus fallen into water in the course of the river, the officer mentioned.

“Some passengers are nonetheless caught within the bus and we are attempting to rescue them by making an exit level with the assistance of fuel cutters,” he mentioned.

A DSP-rank officer and three police station in-charge have been deputed to the spot to watch the rescue operation, the SP added. 

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