Four killed, 34 injured as bus rams into truck

Atleast four passengers were killed and 34 others injured after a state-run bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck in Nashik district of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said, reported the PTI.

Among the deceased were a teenage boy and a woman. Nine of the injured persons are in a serious condition, the police said, as per the PTI.

The incident involving the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus occurred close to Aher Vasti near Chandwad town in the district on the Mumbai-Agra National Highway around 9.45 am, they said.

“The bus was on its way to Nashik city from Bhusawal in neighbouring Jalgaon district when the left side of the bus crashed into the truck while trying to overtake it. Almost half the portion of the left side of the bus was damaged in the accident,” a police official said, as per the PTI.

“There were around 45 passengers in the bus. Four of them lost their lives in the accident, while 34 others were injured. The condition of nine of them is stated to be serious,” he said, according to the PTI.

The injured persons are being treated at the Chandwad government hospital and other private hospitals, the police said.

Two of the four deceased are men, while two others are a 14-year-old boy and a woman, they said.

6 killed, 3 injured as truck rams into jeep in Bihar`s Bhagalpur

Meanwhile, in an another incident, six people, including two minors, died and three others were injured after a speeding truck rammed into a jeep in Bihar`s Bhagalpur district, police said on Tuesday, according to the PTI.

The accident took place in Aamapur village around 11.30 pm on Monday, they said.

“The speeding stone chips-laden truck reportedly lost control and collided with the jeep on National Highway-80. The passengers were on their way to a marriage party,” said Ajeet Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Ghogha Police Station, as per the PTI.

The injured have been admitted to the nearest government hospital.

The driver of the truck, which has been impounded, fled, he said.

“The rescue work continued for three hours… The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination,” Kumar added.

(with PTI inputs)

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