Eight passengers including four children were killed and 56 persons were injured after a bus overturned on the Pithoria-Patratu road in Ranchi.
"Eight passengers including, four children were killed on the spot and 56 others injured when a bus overturned at a sharp bend near a valley on the Pithoria-Patratu road," said Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldip Dwivedi.
The injured were rushed to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, said Diwedi. Police said that investigation to ascertain the exact cause of the accident is underway.
Other senior police officers too rushed to the spot following the incident.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief at the loss. Das has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh for each of bereaved families and Rs 20,000 to those injured.