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17 Killed, 26 Injured As Bus Collides With Truck In Jharkhand


(*17*)17 Killed, 26 Injured As Bus Collides With Truck In Jharkhand

The loss of life rely might additional rise, a police officer mentioned (Representational)

Pakur, Jharkhand:

17 folks had been killed and 26 others had been injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck transporting fuel cylinders in Jharkhand’s Pakur district Wednesday morning, the police mentioned.

The accident occurred round 8:30 am on the Govindpur-Sahibganj state freeway, they mentioned.

Round 40 passengers on board the bus had been headed to Jasidih within the Deoghar district from Barharwa in Sahibganj.

A number of folks trapped contained in the bus had been rescued after dismantling the automobile with gas-cutters, the police mentioned.

Heavy fog within the space would be the purpose behind the accident, they mentioned, including, not one of the fuel cylinders on the truck exploded.

The loss of life rely might additional rise, a police officer mentioned.

The district administration has introduced an assist of Rs 1 lakh every for the households of these killed within the accident.

“The loss of life rely within the accident has elevated to 17, whereas the variety of injured is 26. At the least three of them are crucial,” Civil Surgeon of Pakur RD Paswan instructed information company PTI.

One of many crucial sufferers has been referred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi and the method to shift the others is underway, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ajit Kumar Vimal mentioned.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet has introduced assist of Rs 2 lakh every for the households of those that died, and Rs 50,000 to these injured.

“I’m anguished by the bus accident in Pakur, Jharkhand. In this unhappy hour, condolences to the bereaved households. Could the injured get well quickly. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh every from PMNRF could be given to the following of kin of those that misplaced their lives in an accident in Pakur. The injured could be given Rs 50,000,” PM Modi tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind additionally expressed grief over the accident and prayed for the speedy restoration of the injured.

“The information of the loss of life of many individuals in a street accident on Littipada-Amdapara street in Pakur, Jharkhand may be very unhappy. I categorical my deepest condolences to the households of those that misplaced their family members on this accident, and want the injured a speedy restoration,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan mentioned in a tweet.

Officers mentioned 15 of the 16 killed have been recognized. 5 had been residents of Sahibganj, three every of Dumka and Pakur and considered one of West Bengal.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren condoled the deaths and directed the district administration to make sure correct therapy of the injured.

“Could God give peace to the departed souls and provides energy to the bereaved households to bear the loss. Acceptable directions have been given to the district administration to supply correct therapy to the injured,” he mentioned.

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