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25 killed in road accident on Bihar highway

January 10, 2013 10:13 IST

At least 25 people were killed and 10 others injured when a speeding truck overturned and fell into a roadside ditch near Titai Bigha village in Aurangabad district early on Thursday.

The truck, carrying 35 labourers, overturned on NH 139 before rolling into a roadside ditch in the wee hours of Thursday, said Superintendent of Police Daljeet Singh.
 
Nearly 35 people were on board.

While 25 passengers were killed, ten others were injured, he said.

The labourers, who had come to Aurangabad for harvesting crops, were returning to their native Lesiganj village in Daltonganj district bordering Jharkhand, Singh said.

Senior civil and police officials have rushed to the spot.

 

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