Eight dead as truck ploughs into devotees in Bihar's Vaishali
Patna, November 20, 2022
At least eight persons died and several others were injured after a speeding truck rammed into a crowd of devotees at a roadside temple in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday evening.
The accident occurred at Naya Gaon Tola village under Desri police station in the district around 8.30 p.m. The village is located on the Hajipur-Mahnar state highway.
An SDPO-rank officer said reports were received of the massive road accident that took place in Mahnar zone. "We are rushing towards the spot to rescue the victims," she said.
The villagers were assembled there for worship in the local temple, when the truck, travelling at high speed, mowed them down.
The police said that the injured were taken to Hajipur Sadar hospital, where some of them were in a critical condition.