At least six (G: now 8) persons were killed and 20 (G: now 17) others injured today when a speeding bus collided head-on with another bus at Marhaura in Bihar’s Saran district, police said.
“Six people died on the spot at Karanpura village this morning when a bus which was on the way to Chapra from Patna collided with another bus coming from the opposite direction,” Superintendent of Police Barun Kumar Sinha said. The deceased have not been identified yet, he said, adding that the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
Sunday, 08 December, 2013 at 05:56 (05:56 AM) UTC RSOE
08 Dec 2013 approx 1220z (GMT/UTC)
Eight killed, 17 others injured as two buses collide
Eight persons were killed and 17 others injured on Sunday when two buses collided head-on near a village in Bihar’s Saran district, police said.
The accident occurred near Karnpur village as two buses plying between Patna-Siwan and Siwam-Patna respectively collided killing six on the spot, Marhaura’s Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Kundan Kumar said.
One person died during treatment at the Chapra Sadar Hospital, while another succumbed to injuries on way to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in the state capital, he said.
As many as 17 others sustained injuries. Three of them were being treated at Marhaura referral hospital, while the remaining ones were undergoing treatment at the Sadar hospital, the SDPO said.
Six of the eight victims have been identified as Rajendra Upadhyay (65), Brajesh Kumar (34), Kumari Niharika (22), Santosh Kumar Manjhi (40), Arvind Kumar (35) and Nezamuddin (26), he said.
Both the drivers escaped after the incident even as the vehicles have been impounded, Kumar said.