Tanker collides with bus carrying pilgrims in Bihar, 12 dead
Zee Media Bureau
Patna: Tragedy struck on Monday when a tanker collided with a bus carrying kanwariyas (devotees of Lord Shiva) in Bihar`s Aurangabad, killing 12 including five women and injuring several others.
The condition of five pilgrims is stated to be critical and have been sent to a hospital in Varanasi.
The incident took place at 3 am today on New Delhi-Kolkata NH-2 when a tanker collided with the bus carrying 40 pilgrims which was parked on the side of the road after returning from a temple in Deogarh, Jharkhand.
Due to the impact of the collision, the bus ran over several kanwariyas resting in front of the bus.
The kanwariyas are residents of Dehri sub-division in Rohtas district.
The police is looking for the missing driver who is absconding after the incident.
The administration has announced a compensation of Rs 2,50,000 for the victims.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Jharkhand: 2 dead, several injured in clashes between police, villagers in Ramgarh
- Delhi minister meets Jain monk over Vishal Dadlani tweet controversy
- One killed in annual bull racing in Peru
- 16-year-old Indian-origin boy finds cure for breast cancer treatment
- Heartbreaking! Denied medical help, 12-year-old UP boy dies on dad's shoulder
- 'Indo-US logistic pact is not agreement to set up bases'
- Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her
- Small group holding majority to ransom: Manohar Parrikar on Kashmir
- Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition
- Facebook CEO says group will not become a media company