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Five of a family, including 11 killed as bus falls into ditch in Garhwa

Ranchi, March 30: Eleven persons, including five of a family were killed while 26 others were seriously injured after as a bus overturned after it lost control and fell into a gorge at Annaraj valleyin Ranka of Garhwa district on Monday.

Eight people died on the spot while two others breathed their last in Garhwa’s Sadar Hospital.

The bus was on its way to Bihar’s Sasaram town from Raigarh city in Chhattisgarh when the accident took place.

Garhwa District Superintendent of Police Priyadarshi Alok said that those killed included seven men and four women.

He said the injured were rushed to the district hospital at Garhwa, from where seven who were in a serious condition were moved to Ranchi, the state capital, about 225 km away.

Mr Alok said the driver and conductor of the bus had died in the mishap, which occurred around 3 am while the bus was on its way from Raigarh in Chhattisgarh overturned after it fell.

Neelam, an official at the Sadar Hospital, said most of the injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. “Around 26 injured people have been admitted here.

A girl died after she was brought to the hospital; I have heard that around 10 to 12 people have died in this mishap,” said Neelam. Some passengers, who were critically injured, have been admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.

The number of dead in the accident is expected to rise, say authorities.

The list of people killed in the accident include Saibun Bibi (65 years), Yasmin Khatoon (8 years), Najrudhin Khalif (55 years), Sehjabi Bibi (65 years) and Aklima Bibi (65 years) all members of a family and resident of Garhwa.

Other deceased include Brajesh Ram (24 years) and Ekrar Khan (30 years) resident of Garhwa.

Raviranjan Singh (22 years) and Asman Bibi (65 years) resident of Palamu. Virendra Kumar Sinha (40 years) and Sonu Singh (22 years) resident of Aurangabad in Bihar.

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