Vishal Sharma, Superintendent of Police (SP), Purnia, while speaking to ANI on Monday (Photo/ANI)
Vishal Sharma, Superintendent of Police (SP), Purnia, while speaking to ANI on Monday (Photo/ANI)

Bihar: One dead, 13 injured after bus rams into divider and catches fire

ANI | Updated: Aug 05, 2019 10:58 IST

Purnia (Bihar) [India], August 5 (ANI): At least one woman died and 13 people were injured after the bus they were traveling in rammed into a divider and caught fire near Purnia bus stand in Bihar on Monday.
"The incident took place at around 3:15 am on Monday. The bus was travelling from Muzaffarpur when it rammed into a divider and caught fire near Purnia bus stand. We are assuming that the driver might have fallen asleep," Vishal Sharma, Superintendent of Police (SP), Purnia told ANI.
"A woman's body has been recovered from the bus. We have been told that the situation of injured people is a bit serious and they have been referred to a nearby hospital. Remaining passengers were provided with the first aid," he added.
The police are guessing that around 45-50 passengers were travelling in the bus. However, they are trying to contact the bus agency to confirm the number of passengers.
According to Sharma, the police is currently ascertaining to the total number of causalities. (ANI)

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