In a tragic incident, nine school children were killed and 24 others were injured after a vehicle came crashing into the school compound and then rammed into a building. The incident took place on Saturday just after the school ended.
The children were crossing the road when a Bolero car, which was speeding hit them and crashed into a school wall. After the incident, the driver fled the spot.
Nine children were killed on the spot and the other injured children have been rushed to the hospital. After the incident, locals gathered at the spot and blocked the road in protest, demanding that the driver be arrested.
The DM and Superintendent of police have reached the spot and have begun an investigation.
Meanwhile, The Bihar Government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families who lost their children.
“The incident took place at Ahiyapur-Jhapaha in Minapur police station area of the district where a Bolero ran over the children who were returning to their homes after the school was over,” Vivek Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarpur, told PTI.
He said “all the injured, said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical”.
Meanwhile, RJD MLA from Minapur, Munna Yadav, who rushed to the spot after the mishap, alleged that the driver of the vehicle was “definitely inebriated”. There has been no control on consumption of alcohol despite the state government’s claims of prohibition.