1 killed, 24 injured in twin road mishaps

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016,12:09 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Aurangabad | One person was killed while at least 24 others were injured, four of them seriously, in two separate road incidents of Bihar’s Purnea and Aurangabad districts, police said today. Dhamdaha Sub-Divisinal Police Officer (SDPO) S H Fakhri said that at least 18 persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a road accident near Tikapatti check post on Kursela-Rupauli main road under Dhamdaha police station area late last night.

The incident occurred when a bus, which was going to Purnea from Bhagalpur, lost control, the SDPO said and added that one Ram Pravesh Mandal and a girl, whose identity could not be ascertained yet, have been admitted to Purnea Sadar hospital in a serious condition while all other injured persons have been admitted to Rupauli referral hospital for treatment.

In an another incident, a minor was killed while six others injured, two of them seriously, when a pick up van’s driver lost control over the vehicle on NH 2 (GT road) near Aura village under Mufassil police station of Aurangabad district today. One Munna Kumar (12) succumbed to death while being taken to Sadar hospital for treatment, Mufassil SHO Shaud Ansari said adding that all the six injured persons have been admitted to Aurangabad Sadar hospital.

The incident occurred when the passengers travelling in pick up van were returning to their native Simra village under Kutumba block of the district after attending a marriage function in famous ‘Deo’ temple, SHO said. The police have seized the vehicle, he added.