Three devotees killed, 14 injured in road accidents

Jamui: Three Kanwariyas (Shiva devotees) were killed and 14 others injured in separate road accidents in Bihar's Jamui district today, police said here.

Sati Devi and Maharsit Kumar were killed and seven other Kanwariyas, returning from Deoghar in Jharkhand after offering prayers at the Lord Shiva temple, were injured when a jeep, in which they were travelling, smashed into a roadside tree at Gangra More in the district, they said.

In another accident, one Rajesh Kumar was killed and seven other Kanwariyas were injured near Chakai Pterol pump in the district this afternoon after their jeep plunged into a roadside ditch, police said.

All the injured were admitted to nearby hospitals where the condition of five is stated to be critical.