Seven killed in truck-ambulance collision in Bihar

Seven persons, including a newborn, were killed and one other was injured when an ambulance collided head-on with a truck on NH 31 in Bihar's Purnea district on Friday.

Purnea Deputy SP R K Sah said that the incident occurred when an ambulance in which the victims were travelling in collided head-on with a truck coming from opposite direction near Mewalal chowk on NH 31 of the district.

Five persons, who were killed on the spot, included a pregnant woman along with two other women, while two others - identified as ambulance owner Navin Kumar and its driver Vishal Kumar- succumbed to their injuries while being taken to the hospital.

The eighth occupant of the car was injured and is currently under treatment at Purnea Sadar Hospital, he added.

Sah said that ambulance was carrying a pregnant lady who was returning to Forbesganj after medical check up at Bhagalpur when the incident occurred.

The new born child of the woman, having been born on board the vehicle, was among the seven deceased.

Police seized the truck while its driver managed to escape.

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