Sasaram: An eight-year-old girl
was killed and five others injured in an accident at Old GT
road near Beda village in Mufassil police station area in
Bihar`s Rohtas district this morning, an official said.
The accident took place as a truck rammed into an
auto-rickshaw carrying six passengers, Sub-Divisional Officer
(SDO) Anil Kumar Sinha said.
A girl, identified as Anshu Kumari, died on the spot,
while five other passengers of the three-wheeler were injured,
The injured were admitted to sadar hospital where the
attending doctors referred two critically persons to Varanasi,
The truck driver fled from the spot even as the
vehicle has been impounded, the SDO said.
The incident sparked a protest by the local people
who blocked traffic for several hours demanding compensation
to the kin of the victim and injured people, Sinha said.