Eight killed as vehicle falls off bridge in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Eight people were killed and two injured when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged 20 feet off a bridge in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday, police said.

The vehicle, coming from Bhagalpur district of Bihar to Dumka, met with the accident near Lagla village of Dumka as the driver lost control, an official from Jama police station said.

The vehicle, carrying 10 people, was headed to Dumka, around 400 km from here, to deliver newspaper bundles, he said.

The driver, who lost control of the high-speed vehicle due to sleep, had taken on passengers to earn money, he said.

The dbodies have been sent for post mortem, he added.



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