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Patna/ Muzaffarpur: Fourteen persons were killed and six injured in a head on collision between a private bus and an auto at Jhapaha village under Ahiyapur police station in Muzaffarpur district on Monday noon. The mishap took place at 5 km away from the district headquarters, Muzaffarpur.
Among the deceased are two women and three chilldren. The injured have been admitted to S K Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur. Movement of vehicles remained suspended for two hours as agitated local residents blocked the road demanding compensation of Rs ten lakh to the families of each of the deceased. The blockade was removed after the district magistrate and SP rushed to the spot and pacified the angry mob.
The accident took place on Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi road near Jhapaha CRPF camp. -According to police the three wheeler was coming from Minapur enroute Muzaffarpur and the bus was going to Sitamarhi from Muzaffarpur. The three -wheeler was broken into pieces and scattered on the right side of the road. The locals blocked the Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi road for hours. The CRPF personnel rushed to the spot after the accident and brought the injured to the SKMCH.
According to police sources Umesh Ram, Vishal Kumar, Nitu Devi, Premshila Devi were identified among the deceased while the rest were yet to be identified . The state government has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of each victim. DM Dharmendra Singh and SSP visited the accident site and medical college hospital .