The Hush Post: At least 27 persons on a bus were burnt alive after fire broke out in the vehicle after it met with an accident en route New Delhi from Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The incident occurred in Motihari in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Thursday afternoon.
The bus was reportedly travelling on National Highway (NH) 28 from Muzaffarpur to New Delhi after it met with an accident and turned turtle. After that it immediately caught fire near Belwa village falling under the jurisdiction of Kotwa police station of Motihari, Times of India reported.
The death toll might go up, the officials said.
Vijay Sinha, SHO of Kotwa police station reportedly told TOI that only four persons could be rescued from the bus that caught fire.
“They all were injured and were rushed to sadar hospital for treatment. They also have received burn injuries,” TOI quoted the SHO as saying.
The police officer said they are yet ascertain that how many passengers were there in the bus when the accident took place.
The heavy rains hampered the rescue work at the accident site, the report said.
The cops said that senior officials had reached Sadar Hospital to take a stock of the situation and know about the well-being of the victims. The East Champaran police are also in touch with their counterpart in Muzaffarpur district, the report said.