Nine passengers killed, 41 injured as bus overturns

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:31 hrs

Bardhaman (WB): Nine passengers were on Tuesday killed and 41 others injured when an overloaded bus turned turtle at Panagarh in West Bengal's Bardhaman district, police said.

While three persons died on the spot, six persons succumbed to injuries at Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital, Superintendent of Police Syed Mohammad H Mirza said.

The accident occurred when the driver lost control over the vehicle on Natunhaat (near Katwa)- Benachiti (Durgapur) route and the bus overturned near Dhorola More in Panagarh, he said.

Fifty injured passengers were taken to Mankad Rural Hospital from where 45 were shifted to Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital.

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