Bihar, Sep 20, 2016: In a deadly accident, At least 32 passengers died when a bus fell into a deep roadside pond near village Basaith under Benipatti police station in Madhubani district of Bihar on Monday.
About 50 people were on-board the bus when it fell into Sundar Kund at around 12.30pm while going to Sitamarhi from Madhubani.
Principal Secretary (Disaster, Bihar) said that “We don’t have an idea as to how the accident happened yet, rescue operations are our priority. SDRF and NDRF teams are working on the spot.”
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed deep sorrow over death of passengers in the bus mishap at Madhubani. The CM said in a statement that reason of the accident was being looked into. He instructed officials to speed up relief and rescue operation.
Prime Ministers office (PMO) took to twitter and condemns the deadly accident:
Deeply saddened by the bus accident in Bihar’s Madhubani district. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 19, 2016