Jharkhand: 3 Killed, 24 Injured After Passenger Bus Falls Into River In Giridih

Three people died and 24 others were injured in a bus accident in Girdih, Jharkhand. The passenger bus fell into the Barakar river from a bridge on Saturday night.

Passenger bus fell down into a river in Giridih, Jharkhand.

A bus carrying passengers fell into a river from a bridge in Jahrakhnad's Giridih killing three people and injuring 24 others on Saturday night. 

Reportedly the bus was coming from Ranchi and going towards Giridih and the accident took place at Giridih Dumri Road around 8:40 pm. The bus fell into the Barakar River. 

Giridih Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Anil Kumar told PTI, "More details cannot be assessed right now as rescue and relief operations are being carried."

Giridih Civil Surgeon, Dr SP Mishra told PTI, "Three persons have been declared dead while 24 are injured in the incident."

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the rescue operation is underway and conducted by the district administration and police.

Soren in a tweet in Hindi said "Sad news has been received that a bus from Ranchi to Giridih met with an accident in the Barakar river in Giridih, Jharkhand. Rescue work is being done by the district administration..."

Giridih Superintendent of Police, Deepak Sharma said he was on the spot overseeing rescue operations.

The exact number of passengers on the bus is still to be ascertained.