Jharkhand: About 12 passengers were injured when their bus caught fire following explosion of a cylinder kept in the vehicle near Padma of Palamu district, police on Sunday said.

The rear portion of the bus was badly damaged in the explosion last night, Police Superintendent Michael S Raj said.

Of the injured, condition of the four was serious and they were later referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science in Ranchi, he said.

(Agencies)

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