Nine dead, four injured in Bihar road mishap

Bihar: According to the information given by the police, in a mishap that took place in Bihar’s Vaishali district that killed at least nine people and four others got injured when their autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus.

The accident took place on a national highway (NH-77) near Sarai Bazar, some 30 km from Patna.

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A district police official went on to say: “The overcrowded autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus after the driver lost control.”

Angry over the accident, villagers blocked the highway and demanded compensation for the victims’ families.

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The state government has announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh each to the families of the victims.