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MP: 28 electrocuted as bus touches overhead wire

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 14:23

Mandla (MP): As many as 28 people were Friday
electrocuted when the bus in which they were travelling came
in contact with a live overhead wire near a village here,
officials said.

The victims, who belonged to a marriage party, died when
some object kept on top of the bus came in contact with the
high tension power line, Mandla Collector K K Khare told PTI.

The toll may go up, he added.

The police is ascertaining the number of passengers on
board the vehicle. The exact number of injured was also not
yet known.

The incident took place near Surajpura village when the
bus was heading from Doni village to Sukaria, police said.

The incident comes a day after three persons were
electrocuted and 22 others suffered burn injuries when a high
voltage wire fell on them when they were travelling on a truck
in Vaishali district in Bihar.


First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 14:23

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