Ranchi medical team examines patients injured in oil tanker accident


A top team from the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Ranchi Burns Unit traveled to Dumka on Sunday to examine patients injured in an accident involving a tanker truck, an official said.

One person was killed and several others were injured when a tank truck overturned after hitting a bus that was parked on the side of the road in Dumka district of Jharkhand on October 27, after which it exploded and caught fire.

At least 18 people were burned in the incident. They are undergoing treatment at Phulo-Jhano Medical College and Hospital in Dumka, some 280 km from here. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in a post on Twitter on Saturday evening said: “A senior team from the RIMS burns unit will fly by helicopter tomorrow (Sunday) morning to examine the injured people. in the tanker accident in the region of Hansdiha in Dumka”. He said: “The treatment of the injured is ongoing. If necessary, all possible help will be provided by the government for better treatment. Dumka (DC) Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla told PTI that after reaching Dumka this morning, team members examined the patients at the PJMCH.

He said no less than 18 people are on treatment. “Only one person suffers about 25 percent burns. The conditions of the rest of the patients are stable,” Shukla said.

The accident happened on State Highway 17 in Dhavatand area as the tanker was heading towards Hansdiha. After the tanker exploded, it burst into flames, which engulfed at least three buses parked nearby. Several trees were also burned.

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