15 killed in Jharkhand accident

February 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 30 more were injured when a bus fell into a valley in Latehar district of Jharkhand Thursday, police said.
“A bus was going to Daltanganj from Mahutand of Latehar district. The driver lost control and the bus fell into Bhaisakad valley,” Latehar district Superintendent of Police Hemant Toppo told IANS over the phone.

“At least 15 people were killed and 30 were injured in the accident,” he added.

The accident took place around 160 km from the state capital.

“Rescue operation are on and the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital,” he said.

According to sources, 12 bodies have been recovered and rescue operations are on to save people still trapped at the accident site.

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