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8 charred to death in Jharkhand road accident

The accident occurred on <g data-gr-id="12">Hatgamariah</g>-Jhainkpani road under <g data-gr-id="13">Hatgamariah</g> police station, Kolhan DIG Sambhu Thakur said.

Under the impact of the collision, both the buses caught fire and eight passengers were charred to death while several others sustained injuries, the DIG said.

The number of the injured was yet to be established as they were being shifted to nearby hospitals, he said, adding that the exact figure would be known only when all injured are admitted in hospitals.

A police team rushed to the spot to rescue the injured and remove the bodies.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the incident and announced immediate relief of Rs one lakh each to the victims’ family and Rs 20,000 each to the injured.
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