15 farm labourers killed in road accident in Bihar

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 04:40 hrs

At least 15 people were killed and many others were wounded when a truck carrying farm labourers met with an accident in Aurangabad district of Bihar.

The accident took place when a truck carrying labourers lost control and toppled on the side of the road. The casualty list can increase to 25 as many injured are in critical conditions.

According to officials the incident took place due to dense fog.

Police 0fficial Ved Prakash Rai said: "We were informed at 3:30 a.m. that a truck carrying about 40 farm labourers from Jagdishpur had met with an accident and had overturned.

Rescue operations have been on all morning. 15 deaths have been confirmed. The injured have been taken to a hospital and are being treated."

The truck was on its way to Daltonganj in Jharkhand. (ANI)

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