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UP: 8 dead, 35 injured after bus falls into river in Jaunpur

India TV News Desk Varanasi 14 Jun 2017, 18:44:41 IST
India TV News Desk

At least eight people were killed and 35 others injured after a bus fell into Sai river in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The incident took place at Bargudar Pul area under Sikrara police station at around 1.30 pm on the Jaunpur-Rae Bareli national highway, District Magistrate of Jaunpur Sarvagyaram Mishra told PTI. 

"The UPSRTC bus was going to Jaunpur from Allahabad. At around 1.30 pm, the driver lost control over the vehicle which hurtled down the bridge and fell on the bank of the river," he said. 

Mishra said eight passengers, including a woman, lost their lives and 30 were injured.


Two of the seriously injured passengers have been referred to Varanasi for treatment, he said, adding that other wounded persons were undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Further details are awaited.