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Five pilgrims killed in Bihar bus accident

india Updated: Aug 20, 2008 10:45 IST
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At least five pilgrims, including two women, were killed and 40 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling in overturned on National Highway 2 in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said on Wednesday.

The bus with about 60 pilgrims on the way to Deoghar in Jharkhand from Mahant-Maniari village in Muzaffarpur district veered off the road and plunged into a roadside ditch near Tajpur last midnight, Samastipur Superintendent of Police S L Das told PTI.

He said around ten seriously injured passengers were being treated at the Sadar hospital here, while the rest were admitted to the Referral Hospital at Tajpur.