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Six killed, 7 injured in separate mishaps, Nitish condoles

Six killed, 7 injured in separate mishaps, Nitish condoles

Patna, Nov 09 (UNI) Six people were killed and seven others were injured in separate mishaps in Samastipur and Nalanda districts today.

According to a report from Samastipur, four people including two women were killed and six others were injured when a wall of mud collapsed and fell on them at Nazirpur village under Ujiyarpur police station area in the district.

Police Superintendent Harpreet Kaur said here that the mishap took place when some people were digging soil near a pond for the purpose of its use during Chhath festival. She said that the deceased had been identified as Runa Devi (42), Rajkumari Devi (50) and Amit Kumar (16). The identity of one more deceased was yet to be known.

Ms Kaur said that the injured had been admitted to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital after their primary treatment at Samastipur Sadar Hospital. The bodies have been sent for autopsy, she added.

According to a report from Biharsharif, two siblings died after the wall of a decrepit house collapsed and fell on them at Dihra village under Kalyanbigha police outpost area in Nalanda district.

Police said that Shilpi Kumari (8) and Anushka Kumari (5), daughters of one Sikandar Paswan lost their lives when the wall of the neighbour Yamuna Paswan`s decrepit house caved in and fell on them. Sources said that one Jagat Paswan was also seriously injured in the mishap.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condoled deaths of six people in separate mishaps in Samastipur and Nalanda districts.

Mr Kumar who was in Nalanda district to attend ‘shradh’ ceremony met the family members of the deceased and handed over two cheques of Rs 4 lakh to the father of deceased girls, Sikandar Paswan.

On the direction of CM, district administration paid ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to family members of each deceased in Samastipur district.

Mr Kumar said that these mishaps were very sorrowful and painful and prayed for early recovery of the injured.


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