4 Killed After Bus Hits Auto Rickshaw

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  • 4 people were killed after a bus hit an auto-rickshaw.
  • The accident took place around near Phoolpur Bridge.
  • Bus driver is absconding after the incident.

Korba: At least 4 people were killed after a bus hit an auto-rickshaw in Chhattisgarh’s Korea district, police said on Wednesday. The accident took place around 8.30 PM on Tuesday near Phoolpur bridge on National Highway-43 under Charcha police station limits, around 109km from Korba district. Auto-rickshaw driver Manoj Toppo (28) and three passengers Kapil Dev Singh (24), Dinesh Rajwade (30) and Raj Kumar (29) were killed in this incident.

Three passengers of the auto-rickshaw died on the spot, while its driver succumbed to his injuries during treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Ambikapur, Charcha station house officer Anil Sahu said. The private bus was heading towards Ranchi from Manendragarh. Its driver fled from the spot after the accident, he said.The police registered a case against the bus driver under relevant sections and efforts were on to trace him, he said

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