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Tragedy strikes Bihar: Bus carrying 65 falls in a gorge

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In a tragic incident, at least 35 passengers were killed when a bus fell into a roadside pond in Bihar’s Madhubani district.

The accident took place at Basaitha chowk under Bennipatti police station in Madhubani, about 50 km from the district headquarters.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Benipatti Nirmala Kumari said four bodies have been fished out so far and search is on for others.

About 65 passengers were on board the bus. Some of them swam to safety while over a dozen are feared to have been killed.

The private bus was on way to Sitamarhi from Madhubani when the mishap took place on the state highway. Villagers angry over delay in reaching of crane pelted stones on police team on way to the accident spot.

The SP and other policemen are stranded at the accident site and waiting for police reinforcement to reach the spot.

Meanwhile, in Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed deep sorrow over death of passengers in the bus mishap at Madhubani.

The CM said in a statement that reason of the accident was being looked into. He instructed officials to speed up relief and rescue operation.


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