New Delhi: As many as seven people were killed and another 12 people injured after a bus fell off a bridge over Siwan river in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Saturday afternoon.
According to reports, the accident took place when the bus en route to Ranchi from Giridih, carrying over 50 passengers, broke the railing of the bridge and fell into a dry spot in Siwan River in Tatijharia Police Station area.
Hazaribagh SP told news agencies that the injured are being treated at different hospitals. He added that a rescue operation was underway as some of the passengers were trapped in the bus.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the families of the deceased.
“Anguished by the loss of lives in the bus accident in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon,” PMO wrote on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “I am saddened by the death of passengers due to the bus falling from the bridge in Tatijharia. May God give peace to the departed souls and give strength to the bereaved families to bear this sad time. Relief and rescue operations are being carried out by the district administration. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
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