10 killed as bus turns turtle

At least 10 persons, including a school girl, were killed and many injured when a bus overturned and fell into a pond at Dewanhat in Coochbehar district on Sunday. Ten bodies were brought out from the bus, which fell into the pond at around 1 pm, police said. While four bodies were taken to Coochbehar M. J.N. Hospital, two others were taken to Dinhata Sub-divisional Hospital and four others were still lying at the spot. The dead included a school girl studying in class IX in Coochbehar who was on her way to Dinhata town. The number of injured was still unclear as rescue operations were continuing, police said. Senior police and district officials rushed to the spot. Eyewitnesses said the mishap occurred as one of the front tyres of the bus burst.

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