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Tanker collides with bus carrying pilgrims in Bihar, 12 dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:04

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.

First Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:58
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