A bus fell into the Shivna River from a bridge in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh.
RANCHI: At least eight people died and 12 others were injured after a bus fell into a river in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh bridge on Saturday evening. Over 50 people were onboard the bus.
According to the Superintendent of police, so far 7 people have been killed, while 12-13 people have been injured. All the passengers have been rescued.
As per the news agency, relief and rescue work is going on at the spot. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Hazaribagh.
The accident took place when the Ranchi-bound bus coming from Giridih district broke the railing of a bridge and fell into a dry spot in Siwanne River in Tatijharia Police Station area, SP Manoj Ratan Chothe said.
According to the information, the people in the bus were going to attend a religious program in Ranchi. The accident happened on NH 100 going from Chatra to Bagodar.
“Two passengers died on the spot, while four others were declared dead by doctors at Sadar Hospital in Hazaribag. 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, SP added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the accident.
Taking to twitter, he wrote, ” Anguished by the loss of lives in the bus accident in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon”
Anguished by the loss of lives in the bus accident in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2022
However, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, on Twitter, “I am saddened by the death of passengers due to the bus falling from the bridge in Tatijharia. May God give peace to the departed souls and give strength to the bereaved families to bear this sad time. Relief and rescue operations are being carried out by the district administration. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
टाटीझरिया में पुल से बस के गिरने से यात्रियों के हताहत होने से मन व्यथित है। परमात्मा दिवंगत आत्माओं को शांति प्रदान कर शोकाकुल परिवारों को दुःख की घड़ी सहन करने की शक्ति दे।— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) September 17, 2022
जिला प्रशासन द्वारा राहत और बचाव कार्य किया जा रहा है। घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करता हूँ।
Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also tweeted and said, “I have directed Civil Surgeon Hazaribag to make arrangements for better treatment of the injured.”
हजारीबाग के सिवाने नदी पुल के पास बस दुर्घटना में 5 लोगों की मृत्यु और कई लोगों के घायल होने की सूचना है, सिविल सर्जन हजारीबाग और रिम्स प्रबंधन को घायलों के बेहतर इलाज की व्यवस्था करने का निर्देश दिया हूं, ईश्वर मृतकों की आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें और घायलों को जल्द स्वस्थ करें. pic.twitter.com/GcnxKsLBHH— Banna Gupta (@BannaGupta76) September 17, 2022