Ranchi: In a tragic incident, at least seven people were killed and several others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district on Saturday. 7 killed, several injured after bus falls off bridge in Jharkhand.
Around 50 people were travelling in the Ranchi-bound bus which was coming from Giridih district.7 killed, several injured after bus falls off bridge in Jharkhand.
The bus broke the railing of the bridge and fell into a dry spot in Siwanne River in Tatijharia Police Station area, Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe said.
“Two passengers died on the spot and five others succumbed to their injuries. The fatality figures may go up as several are seriously injured,” he said, PTI reported
The SP said that the damage could have been more had the bus fallen into water in the middle of the river.
According to a passenger who suffered minor injuries, the bus was carrying Sikh pilgrims and was on its way to a gurudwara in Ranchi’s Ratu area.
An investigation is underway to ascertain the cause of the accident.
President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of people in a road accident in Hazaribag, Jharkhand. My heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this accident. I wish all the injured to get well soon,” President Murmu said.
PM Modi tweeted, “Anguished by the loss of lives in the bus accident in Hazaribag district, Jharkhand. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon.”
Chief Minister Hemant Soren also expressed grief and wished speedy recovery to the injured over the deaths.
“Saddened by the deaths caused due to falling of a bus from a bridge in Tatijharia. May God give peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” Soren tweeted.
Governor Ramesh Bais condoled the deaths and tweeted, “Deeply saddened to hear about the news of deaths due to falling of a bus from a bridge at Tatijharia, Hazaribag. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery.”