Nine killed in bus-truck collision in Assam

At least nine people were killed and about 30 wounded, six of them critically, when a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck in Assam on Sunday, officials said.

The packed bus was on its way from Guwahati to Tinsukia when the accident took place near Badulipar on National Highway 37, about 250 km east of Assam’s main city of Guwahati.

"The driver of the truck lost control after a tyre burst and it hit the bus head-on with a tremendous impact," a police officer said.

All the casualties were bus passengers.

The injured were shifted to local hospitals with doctors stating that condition of at least six was serious.

The driver of the truck and the attendant also suffered minor injuries.