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     Raipur, April 09, 2024: At least 12 passengers were killed and several injured, many of them seriously, after a bus fell in a 50-feet deep roadside pit in Durg district of Chhattisgarh today.

     Including three females, a total of 12 persons were killed, as Kedia Distillery hired company bus, in which they were travelling in, slipped into a road side deep pit late this evening, Durg district Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.

     The incident took place at Kumhari area of Durg district.

      Giving details of the accident, Shukla said after the shift was over when about 32 employees were returning back from their duty the bus slipped into a road side deep pit.

     It was a plain and straight road. But the bus all of a sudden drove to the right and fell into a deep roadside pit, primary investigation revealed.

     In that incident 12 passengers were killed, including three females, and five persons are serious, the Durg SP said.

     On information disaster management team, police and local people reached the spot and rescued the injured and were shifted to various hospitals.

     A magistrate inquiry has also been ordered into the incident.


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