Purnea, August 5
A passenger of an AC bus was killed and 13 others were injured when the vehicle caught fire after hit a divider in Bihar’s Purnea district in the early hours of Monday, a police officer said.
The bus, carrying around 45 passengers, was going to Siliguri from Muzaffarpur via Purnea, Superintendent of Police Vishal Sharma said.
The accident took place at 3.15 am when the bus was about to reach Purnea bus stand near NH 31, he said.
“Three people with serious injuries have been admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Bhagalpur,” the SP said.
The driver and helper of the bus were safe and efforts were on to trace them, Sharma said.
“We have been able to contact the owner of the private bus,” the SP said. PTI
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