13 killed, over 50 injured as bus falls from bridge

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Ranchi, Apr 17 (UNI) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 others injured, eight of them critically, when the bus they were travelling in, fell 20 feet down from a bridge near Ghagra in Gumla district today.

The overcrowded bus coming from Jamti with bidi labourers, scheduled to attend a dharna in Gumla, lost control on Maunidah pool and fell from the bridge, killing four enstantly.

Deputy Commisioner Madan Lal Das confrmed that nine others had also succumbed to their injuries.

The eight critically injured were rushed to Rajendra Institute of Medical Scienes here.

The other injured were admitted to Sadar hospital in Gumla, police said.

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