24 killed in Jharkhand in bus accident
The fire spread rapidly and took three vehicles, including an LPG-cylinder laden truck, in its fold, sources said, adding traffic on the highway was restricted following the incident.
At least 24 bus passengers were injured after the bus overturned and caught fire, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ramgarh, Radha Prem Kishore said. The injured bus passengers were rushed to nearby hospital, he said adding that five of the injured were referred to a hospital in Ranchi while the others have been discharged.
Vehicular traffic between Ranchi and Ramgarh has been diverted on National Highway 33 near Chutupalu valley in Ramgarh district in view of the incident, police said. The police have restricted the movement of vehicles in and around the spot because an LPG cylinder-laden truck had overturned this afternoon near the spot after colliding with a car.
The road traffic between Ranchi and Ramgarh on National Highway 33 has been diverted via Gola and Patratu in view of the fire that first broke out after a collision between a bus and a truck, he said. Superintendent of Police, A Vijaya Laxmi told PTI that the traffic has been diverted on either side via Patratu and Gola.
She said we are waiting for the gas to burn completely and already pressed firefighters in the service to bring the fire under control. An Indian Oil Corporation team have also reached the spot, police added.
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