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8 people charred to death in road accident in Jharkhand

The accident occurred on Hatgamariah-Jhainkpani road under Hatgamariah police station.

Published: 21st September 2016 08:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2016 08:29 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAMSHEDPUR: Eight people, including women, were charred to death and several others suffered injuries in a fire that broke out after a head-on collision between two mini-buses in adjoining West Singhbhum district today.

The accident occurred on Hatgamariah-Jhainkpani road under Hatgamariah police station, Kolhan DIG Sambhu Thakur said.

Under the impact of the collision, both the buses caught fire and eight passengers were charred to death while several others sustained injuries, the DIG said.

The number of the injured was yet to be established as they were being shifted to nearby hospitals, he said, adding that the exact figure would be known only when all injured are admitted in hospitals.

A police team rushed to the spot to rescue the injured and remove the bodies.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the incident and announced immediate relief of Rs one lakh each to the victims' family and Rs 20,000 each to the injured.

According to a report from Ranchi, Das also directed the East and West Singhbhum district administration to initiate immediate relief work while alerting all the hospitals in the vicinity particularly the Tata Main Hospital here.

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