Dumka (Jharkhand), Oct 3 (PTI) One pilgrim was killed and 47 other suffered injuries when the bus carrying them overturned in Dumka district on Wednesday, police said. Also Read - There Should be 4 National Capitals For India, Make Bengal Alternate One: Mamata Banerjee

The accident happened on Dumka-Rampurhat road under the jurisdiction of Muffassil police station, the police said. Also Read - WB Police Recruitment 2021: Application Process Starts For 9720 Vacancies | Details Here

The pilgrims, residents of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, were on their way to Tarapith in West Bengal, when the accident happened. Also Read - Fresh Jolt to Mamata Ahead of Elections, Rajib Banerjee Resigns as Forest Minister

The driver of the bus was in an inebriated condition and lost control of the vehicle, the Officer-in-Charge of Muffassil police station, Kameshwar Kumar Singh, said.

While one pilgrim, identified as Rakhal Tiwari (40), a resident of Vidya Pratappur in Gonda district in UP, was killed on the spot, 47 others were injured in the incident, he said.

Three out of 47 were seriously injured , he added.

Altogether 67 persons, including ten children, were travelling on the bus, the police officer said.

Singh said the injured were taken to Sadar Hospital in Dumka.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.