12 Killed In Bihar As Truck Rams Into Religious Procession

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Published: November 21,2022 11:59 AM
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12 people, including women and children, were killed and several others were injured when a speeding truck rammed into a religious procession in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday evening

November 21, 2022: 12 people, including women and children, were killed and several others were injured when a speeding truck rammed into a religious procession in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday evening.



The accident took place in the Mehnar area of the North Bihar district, about 30 KMS from the state capital, around 9 PM when the procession had gathered in front of a "peepal" tree on the roadside to offer prayers to a local deity "Bhumiya baba".



The victims included at least four children.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the accident and announced compensation of Rupees 2 lakh to the family of each victim and ₹ 50,000 to each injured persons.



Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the accident and directed the district administration to ensure proper treatment to those who have been injured and speedy disbursement of compensation, as per norms, among the family of each victim.



Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav also offered his condolences to the families of those who died in the accident.


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