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8 killed, 30 injured as bus falls from bridge in UP

Published on 15 Jun. 2017 1:17 AM IST
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At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and 30 injured when an Uttar Pradesh roadways bus fell on the bank of Sai river from a bridge.
The incident took place at Bargudar Pul area under Sikrara police station at around 1.30pm on the Jaunpur-Rae Bareli national highway, district magistrate of Jaunpur Sarvagyaram Mishra said. “The UPSRTC bus was going to Jaunpur from Allahabad. At around 1.30pm, the driver lost control over the vehicle which hurtled down the bridge and fell on the bank of the river,” he said. Mishra said eight passengers, including a woman, lost their lives and 30 were injured. Two of the seriously injured passengers have been referred to Varanasi for treatment, he said, adding that other wounded passengers were undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

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