Twenty people were killed when the bus in which they were travelling, collided with an iron-laden trailer near Bundu, about 50 km from here, police said on Monday.

“The bus was going to Arah in Bihar from Jamshedpur when it collided with the trailer around 3.30 am, killing 13 people on the spot and seven in hospitals,” the Superintendent of Police (Ranchi rural), A V Minz, said.

He said the iron rods pierced into the bus after the mishap, resulting in so many casualties.

About 25 others were injured with 14 of them stated to be serious.

The police rushed immediately to the spot and sent the injured to nearby hospitals, he added.

This is the worst road mishap in recent years in Jharkhand.

Keywords: Road accident