Three Dead in a Bus-Tractor Collision in Patna

Bus collides with a tractor in Khemani Chak in Patna killing three persons.

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Patna: In a tragic accident on Sunday morning, three persons were killed when a passenger bus coming to Patna from Ranchi slammed into a tractor-trailer in Khemani Chowk under Patrakar Nagar police station.

Two labors and the tractor driver died on the incident while a number of bus passengers had to be transported to various hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The accident occurred around 5:00 am when the visibility was not very good.

As reported, the Sri Krishna Rath bus was coming from Ranchi to Patna when a tractor laden with cement bags coming from the opposite side tried to pass it from the wrong side. When the bus driver tried to compensate for the tractor driver's misjudgment, it slammed the vehicle into the tractor killing its occupants instantly.

Meanwhile, the bus rolled over the road shoulder and came to a stop below on the Link Road.

Injured passengers were rushed to the nearby Ford Hospital and other hospitals in the area while the bodies of the deceased were sent to the hospital for post mortem.

The tractor driver was identified as Ramesh Kumar, age 25, a resident of Fatuha who had gotten married just over a year ago.

Angry people blocked the road for over three hours demanding compensation for the victims' families.

Police are investigating the accident.

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