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Bihar: 27 dead as bus catches fire in Motihari

By Deepika

At least 27 people were killed and several others injured after a fire broke out in a bus after the vehicle overturned in Bihar's Motihari.

Bihar bus accident

The bus first met an accident and overturned before catching fire. The bus was going to Delhi from Muzaffarpur. The incident took place near Bagra on NH 28 at Kotwa.

Rescue operations are on. Death tolll is expected to rise.

This comes over a month after at least 10 people, including two women and as many children, were killed when a bus skidded off an elevated highway in Sitamarhi, Bihar.

The mishap took place near Bhanaspatti village in Sitamarhi district when the bus, which was heading towards the adjoining town of Muzaffarpur, skidded and came crashing down from atop NH-77.

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