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Bihar: 12 Killed and several injured as Truck hits religious procession in Vaishali district

Bihar: A horrific road accident has taken place in Bihar. A truck crushed pedestrians in Vaishali on Sunday night. Everyone was returning after worshiping Bhumiya Baba. The death toll is at least 12 in which 8 are innocent children. More than ten people are seriously injured in this accident.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Bihar: A horrific road accident has taken place in Bihar. A truck crushed pedestrians in Vaishali on Sunday night. Everyone was returning after worshiping Bhumiya Baba. The death toll is at least 12 in which 8 are innocent children. More than ten people are seriously injured in this accident.

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The incident is of Sultanpur village in Desari area of ​​Vaishali district. The injured have been admitted to the hospital. On the other hand, after crushing the people, the uncontrolled truck collided with a Peepal tree. The driver was also seriously injured and was trapped in the steering of the truck. A dead body has also been found trapped in the truck. It is being told that the truck driver was drunk.

Vaishali Superintendent of Police Manish Kumar said “the procession was taken out as part of a custom associated with marriages. A wedding was scheduled in a few days at the house of a resident of Sultanpur village nearby. The driver of the truck speeding through the adjacent Mahnar-Hajipur highway lost control. He is stuck inside the mangled vehicle and we fear that he might have died”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident. “The accident in Vaishali, Bihar is saddening. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. An ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given ₹50,000,” the PM said on Twitter.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the accident and directed the district administration to ensure proper treatment of those who were injured and expeditious distribution of ex-gratia amount among the next of kin of each deceased, as per rules.

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The Chief Minister tweeted in Hindi, “I am pained by the incident of a speeding truck crushing many people including children in Desri police station area of ​​Vaishali. There is deep sympathy for the relatives of the deceased and they will be given an ex-gratia grant of Rs.5 lakh each. Instructed for proper treatment of the injured. Wishing them a speedy recovery.”

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