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Seven killed, 33 injured in bus accident

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 14, 2009

Itanagar, Sept 13 (PTI) Seven persons were killed and 33 others injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a deep gorge in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district.

According to police, the incident happened yesterday night near the district headquarters Seppa. The state transport bus, carrying 40 passengers, was on its way from Seppa to Tezpur in Assam. The vehicle hurtled about 70 to 80 metres down a hill at a point between Bana and Palji area while taking a turn in the dark.

All the bodies have been recovered and kept in a morgue at Seppa for identification. The injured were rushed to Seppa district hospital, police said, adding that ten patients whose condition were stated to be critical were later shifted to Ramakrishan mission hospital in Itanagar.


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