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12 dead, 50 injured as bus overturns in Bengal

As many as 12 people were killed and 50 others injured when an overloaded private bus overturned in West Bengal's Bankura district on Monday, police said.

india Updated: May 17, 2011 11:29 IST

As many as 12 people were killed and 50 others injured when an overloaded private bus overturned in West Bengal's Bankura district on Monday, police said.

According to District Superintendent of Police Pranav Kumar, the condition of 14 of the injured admitted in Bankura Sammilani Medical College was stated to be critical.

Those killed included the driver of the Kolkata-bound bus.

"The bus from Purulia was overloaded and it overturned near Chatna when the driver lost control. Some of the passengers died on the spot," Kumar said.

The injured have been admitted in Bankura Sammilani Medical College.