At least nine students were killed and 24 others injured after a vehicle rammed into a school building in Muzaffarpur in Bihar. All the injured have been rushed to a nearby Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased where 9 students were killed.
"The incident took place at Ahiyapur-Jhapaha in Minapur police station area of the district where a Bolero ran over the children who were returning to their homes after the school was over," Vivek Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarpur, told PTI.
Meanwhile, RJD MLA from Minapur, Munna Yadav, who rushed to the spot after the mishap, alleged that the driver of the vehicle was "definitely inebriated. There has been no control on consumption of alcohol despite the state government's claims of prohibition".