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Toll in Azamgarh bus mishap rises to 16

india Updated: Jun 01, 2010 11:17 IST

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With five more persons succumbing to injuries on Tuesday, the toll in last night's accident Azamgarh in which a bus ran over a marriage procession has risen to 16.

The accident took place on the Azamgarh-Varanasi road when a passenger bus coming from Varanasi hit those taking part in a marriage procession, Superintendent of Police Bhagwan Swaroop Srivastva said.

While two people died on the spot, several others were injured as the driver tried to speed away fearing backlash.

Fourteen others later died while being rushed to the hospital or during treatment, Srivastava said, adding three of the seriously injured have been referred to Varanasi hospital for treatment and about half a dozen others were being treated at a local hospital.