As many as six persons were killed and 39 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge at Garhwa in Jharkhand on Tuesday morning. The bus was on its way to Garhwa, which is 140 km from Ranchi in Jharkhand from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh. Rescue operations are underway, officials have said.
The accident took place around 3.30 am, they said. CRPF jawans recovered the bodies of six people and rescued 43 passengers by entering the bus through the windows, Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari told PTI.
While three of the injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the rest were admitted to a local hospital, the SP said.
On June 10, as many as eight people were killed when a Patna-bound bus hit an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district. The accident had taken place near Danua-Bhanua area when the bus crashed into the trailer-truck from behind.
Eight persons had died on the spot, while three others succumbed to their injuries during treatment. The bus was travelling to Masauree in Patna district from Ranchi.