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40 injured as bus overturns

Jalpaiguri: At least 40 passengers were injured when a bus overturned at Malbazar in Jalpaiguri district today.

A police officer said the bus from Siliguri to Guwahati, turned turtle at Dhaniya More in Malbazar area and the passengers were trapped inside the vehicle.

The mishap was believed to have been caused by a deflated tyre.

The passengers were taken to a nearby hospital and are undergoing treatment, the officer said, adding some of them were discharged after receiving first aid.

The driver and conductor of the bus were untraced.

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