Samastipur (Bihar)/Guna (Madhya Pradesh): Two labourers were killed and more than a dozen critically injured in a collision of a bus and truck early on Thursday in Bihar’s Samastipur district. The condition of four of the injured have deteriorated since.
Station in-charge of Ujiarpur, Shambhunath Singh said two people died on the spot in the accident on National Highway 28 near Shankar Checkpost in Chandchair.
He said that according to the information received, the bus was going from Muzaffarpur to Katihar with migrant labourers, when it was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction near Chandchair.
The driver of the truck has been absconding after the incident.
In another incident at least 8 migrant workers have been killed and over 56 were injured after the truck in which they were travelling collided with a bus coming from opposite direction in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district.
The injured have been admitted to nearby hospital for treatment. The incident took place in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
According to police, the migrant labourers were travelling from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh amid lockdown in the country. The tragic accident took place at Guna bypass near UP Dhaba.
Guna collector S. Vishwanath confirmed that eight migrants were killed in the bus-truck collision.
Sources said truck was overloaded with migrants and those killed and injured in the accident were travelling in the truck.