Ara: Five passengers were killed and 22 others injured when a private bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch in Bihar’s Bhojpur district today, police said.

The bus met with the accident on Ara-Sasaram road near Bachery bridge leaving five passengers dead and injuring 22 others injured, Deputy Superintendent of Police Piro Chandan Puri said.

The injured were admitted to hospital. Of them, condition of ten was serious.

The driver of the bus fled.

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