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2 killed, 34 injured in a bus-truck collision in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Sitamarhi/Muzaffarpur (Bihar) 

Two persons were killed and 34 others injured after a tourist bus carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Bihar's district on Saturday, police said.

The incident happened on the Sitamarhi- road (NH-77) near Bhanaspatti village under the jurisdiction of station, when the bus was travelling from Uttarakhand to Gaya via Muzaffarpur, the police said.

The passengers had offered prayers at in Sitamarhi, the of Police (DSP) of Sitamarhi Sadar, Kumar Veer Dhirendra, said.

All the passengers had come from Uttarakhand, the said.

All the 34 injured were taken to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, the (DM) of Muzaffarpur, Mohammad Sohail, said.

While 19 persons were admitted to the hospital, 15 others were being treated at the hospital's out patient department (OPD), the DM said.

One among the 19 admitted was shifted to the ICU of the hospital, he said.

The of the bus and a woman died in the accident, the DM said.

The woman has been as Rukmini Devi, he added.

The collision was so massive that the front portions of both the bus and the truck have been badly damaged, a said.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:25 IST