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Jharkhand: 6 dead, 43 injured after bus falls into gorge in Garhwa

The bus was on its way to Garhwa in Jharkhand from Chhattisgarh when the incident took place.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 25, 2019 9:44 IST
Jharkhand Bus Accident
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Jharkhand Bus Accident

At least six people were killed and 43 injured on Tuesday when a bus fell into a gorge at Anuraj Ghati in Garhwa district, police said. The accident took place around 3.30 am

CRPF jawans recovered the bodies of six people and rescued 43 passengers by entering the ill-fated bus through the windows, Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari told PTI.

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, she said. The vehicle is said to have crashed into the wall guard, following which the bus fell into a deep gorge and turned turtle. 

Immediately after the bus fell into a gorge, local villagers rushed to the site and began to help out the passengers. They were joined by the police in their rescue efforts soon after, reports said.

Earlier, a Patna-bound bus had rammed into an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck on NH-2 in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand. Around eleven people, including three women and a child, were killed in the accident while 22 others were injured. 

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