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Seven people killed, 20 hurt in two separate road mishaps

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Seven people were killed and four others injured in two road accidents in late last night.

Four passengers died and 17 others were injured when a speeding bus collided with a stationary truck in Bihar’s Madhubani district late last night, Officer Incharge Sanowar Khan said today.

The injured were rushed to a hospital where the condition of five persons was stated to be serious, he said.

Two of the seriously injured have been referred to Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) when their condition deteriorated, the police said.

Twelve persons were discharged after first-aid, he said.

In an accident in Bhagalpur, three persons were killed and as many were injured when a tractor-trolley turned turtle at Modipur village late last night, Station House Officer (SHO) D K Yadav said.

The mishap took place when the driver of the tractor lost control of the vehicle as a result of which it overturned. Three persons, who were trapped under the tractor-trolley, died, the SHO said.

The deceased were identified as Santlal Mandal, Rajiv Mandal and Kailash Mandal, the SHO added.

The bodies have been sent for postmortem at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital.

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