Five persons were charred to death as their car caught fire after a head-on collision with a bus at Chitarpur in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Wednesday morning, police said.
The accident happened at Murbanda in the Rajrappa police station area, they said. The driver of the bus was also critically injured and admitted to a hospital, police said.
Police sources said a WagonR car collided head-on with a bus on Ramgarh-Gola Main Road-23 around 8 am, Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said.
Soon after the collision, the car caught fire, killing five persons, he said. The deceased include four adults -- two men and two women, and a teenage boy, the officer said.
The victims were from Patna and police found out their addresses and other details, he said. The cause of the accident was being investigated, he added.
At the same time, dozens of passengers sitting in the bus were injured.
According to the information, a passenger bus named Maharaja was going from Ramgarh to Dhanbad. At the same time, five people on board the Wagon R car have died in the accident.
All of them were from Bihar. However, as soon as the fire broke out in the front part of the bus, an atmosphere of chaos prevailed. After the incident, the passengers who were in chaos got down from the bus and somehow saved their lives.
Sources said that it was raining heavily at the time of the incident. Due to rain, local people were unable to come to the spot. On getting information about the incident, Inspector Vipin Kumar, in-charge of Rajrappa police station reached the spot. The fire brigade has been called from Ramgarh to douse the fire in the burning bus. The fire brigade had not reached there till 9.15 pm. Hundreds of people gathered at the spot.
All the people who were burnt alive in the car are residents of Brahmapura village of Patna, under Beur police station area.
All the occupants of the car were burnt alive after a horrific collision between a passenger bus and a car in Rajrappa police station area of Ramgarh-Bokaro road are residents of Brahmapura village of Beur police station area, Patna, Bihar. Four of the dead have been identified by the police. Among the dead are Kishore Kumar, Golu Kumar, Munna and Alok, residents of Brahmapura village. One person with burns has not been identified yet.
The five badly burnt bodies inside the car have been brought to Ramgarh Sadar Hospital for post-mortem by Rajrappa police station. The police have identified the dead through the registration number of the Wagon R car.