Bus rams into crowd; 16 dead

Patna, September 18:

A speeding bus crashed into a roadside tent where villagers were watching television today in northern India, killing 16 people and injuring another 12.

The driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn in Tandaspur village in Bihar state’s Sitamarhi district, said Vijay Kumar, a local magistrate.

The driver fled the scene after the crash, Kumar said. Twelve people died on the spot and

four others succumbed to injuries in a hospital.