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Prime Minister Modi 'deeply saddened' by Bihar bus accident

A private bus, carrying 65 passengers, was on its way to Sitamarhi from Madhubani when it fell into a pond at Basaitha chowk along the state highway. Photograph: (AFP)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 19, 2016, 02.46 PM (IST)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed deep sadness over the bus mishap in India's eastern state of Bihar in which at least 35 people were killed and said his thoughts were with the bereaved families in this hour of grief.

"Deeply saddened by the bus accident in Bihar's Madhubani district. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief," he tweeted.

A private bus, carrying 65 passengers, was on way to Sitamarhi from Madhubani when it fell into a pond at Basaitha chowk along the state highway.

Some of the passengers swam to safety while 10 bodies were fished out from the pond, according to the superintendent of police Deepak Kumar Barnwal who said six others were feared dead in the mishap.

(PTI) 
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