The bus was heading from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh to Garhwa—140km away from Ranchi.
At least six people were killed and 43 injured on Tuesday when a bus fell into a gorge at Anuraj Ghati in Garhwa district of Jharkhand, police said.
While three of the injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the rest were admitted to a local hospital.
The bus was going from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh to Garhwa, about 140 km from the state capital Ranchi, she said.
The accident took place around 3.30am, they said. CRPF jawans recovered the bodies of six people and rescued 43 passengers by entering the ill-fated bus through the windows, Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari told PTI.
The bus was heading to Garhwa, about 140km from state capital Ranchi, from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh.
The accident occurred at dawn near the Danua-Bhanua region below the boundaries of the Chouparan Police Station when the bus collapsed from behind into the trailer truck.
Eight people had died on the spot, while the hospital was injured by three others. The bus traveled from Ranchi to Masauree in the district of Patna. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das, voiced grief about the fatalities and wanted the wounded a quick recovery.
Writer: Prity Singh