Jharkhand: 16 killed, 26 injured in head-on collision between bus and truck carrying cylinders

The accident happened around 8.30 am on Govindpur-Sahibganj state highway at Paderkola village in Amrapara police station area, the police said

Press Trust of India January 05, 2022 18:17:24 IST
Jharkhand: 16 killed, 26 injured in head-on collision between bus and truck carrying cylinders

Seven people were killed and over 20 were hurt after a bus and a truck transporting gas cylinders collided in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Wednesday. News18 Hindi

Pakur: Sixteen people were killed and 26 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck transporting gas cylinders in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Wednesday, police said.

The accident happened around 8.30 am on Govindpur-Sahibganj state highway at Paderkola village in Amrapara police station area, they said.

The bus with 40 passengers on board was heading to Jasidih in Deoghar district from Barharwa in Sahibganj district, they added.

"The toll in the accident has increased to 16, while the number of injured is 26. At least three of them are critical," Civil Surgeon of Pakur RD Paswan told PTI.

The impact of the accident was such that the front ends of both the vehicles got stuck to each other, the police said.

Fortunately, none of the gas cylinders on the truck exploded, otherwise the accident could have taken many more lives, it added.

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