Seven Killed, Many Injured as Bus Falls Off Bridge in Jharkhand

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Ranchi: Ranchi: At least seven people were killed and many others injured after a bus carrying around 50 passengers fell off a bridge in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district on Saturday, police said. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. 

The accident occured when the Ranchi-bound bus hit the railing of a bridge and fell into a dry spot in Siwanne River, Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe said.

Rescue operation is underway as some passengers are still trapped in the bus, he said. A DSP-rank officer and three police station in-charge have been rushed to the accident site to monitor the rescue operation.

“Two passengers died on the spot, while four others were declared dead by doctors at Sadar Hospital in Hazaribagh. The fatality figures may go up as some are seriously injured. We are preparing to send them to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for better treatment,” Manoj Ratan added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister have expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives and prayed for the quick recovery of the wounded. 

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