Gaya: 4 children die after being struck by electric pole; 2 gravely injured

| Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 19:01
First Published |
Gaya, Bihar, Electric pole, truck, National Highway, NH-2

4 die after being struck by electric pole

Gaya: A tragic incident was reported from Gaya in Bihar on Tuesday, 9 August, where at least four children lost their life after a speeding truck hit an electricity pole which fell on the children on the National Highway-2 at Barachatti area.

The accident took place when the students were returning home after school. The children were hit by the electric pole, that left four of them dead and two children seriously injured.

Following the incident the agitated locals went on a rampage and attacked the school and damaged property. The driver of the truck that hit the electricity polse was also thrashed by the locals. Traffic on NH-2 was stopped by the agitators causing a massive traffic jam on the highway.

The injured students have been rushed to Gaya Medical College for medical attention.

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