Published On: Sat, Apr 15th, 2017

7 policemen, Maoist killed in Bihar accident

Patna: Seven policemen and a Maoist prisoner were killed in a road accident in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Saturday, police said.

The injured have been admitted in a private hospital

According to police officials, five policemen and one undertrial Maoist prisoner were also injured in the accident that occurred when the van they were in collided with a truck in Gaighat village, under Runnisaidpur police station on the Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi road.

The injured have been admitted in a private hospital.

“The accident happened when a police van carrying two undertrial Maoist prisoners and 12 policemen was hit by a speeding truck, which had lost control. Seven policemen and one undertrial Maoist prisoner were killed,” a police official, Ashish Nandi, said.

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