At least 10 people were killed and 35 others injured Saturday after a passenger bus fell from a bridge in India’s eastern state of Bihar. The accident took place in Runni Saidpur of Sitamarhi district, about 111 km north of Patna, the capital city of Bihar.
“This evening in a tragic accident, a bus fell from a bridge here, killing 10 people and injuring 35 others, some of them critically,” Rajeev Roshan, district magistrate of Sitamarhi said. “The injured have been admitted in Muzaffarpur hospital.” Following the accident, police rushed to the spot along with health teams to carry out the rescue operation. They have ordered an investigation into the accident.
Deadly road accidents are common in India, often caused due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving. An official report says about 400 deaths take place every day in India due to road accidents.