Four killed and 15 wounded when their stationary bus struck by a truck on NH-28. Falling under Panapur police outpost of Muzaffarpur area of Bihar early on Friday.
The mishap happened around 4am on the Muzaffarpur-Motihari highway. Muzaffarpur SSP Jayant Kant stated, bus carrying members of a wedding party coming back from Motihari to Gaighat in Muzaffarpur. The bus dismantled near an overbridge in Muzaffarpur and some passengers deboarded to relieve themselves. Adding that the stranded bus struck by a speeding truck coming from the same direction.
The driver and cleaner of the truck escaped death. And another truck on the highway toppled while trying to avoid collision with the other two vehicles.
A doctor on his way back from Motihari, Dr Gaurav Verma, notified the authorities about the mishap. He stated he rushed five of the wounded passengers to Maa Janki Hospital, Bairiya.
The passengers stuck inside the damaged bus, police and villagers had a tough time extracting them from the vehicle.
The deceased recognised as Ramesh Tiwari, Abhinav Kumar alias Shanu, Mukund Kumar, and Dharmendra Kumar. Although the reason of the accident not yet discovered. It believed that the driver of the truck fell asleep at the wheel and lost control over the vehicle.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav have expressed their condolences. The CM’s secretariat instructed Muzaffarpur officials to assure financial support to the families of the deceased and wounded.
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