Bihar Accident: Twelve people, including children, were killed when a speeding truck rammed into a crowd in Bihar’s Vaishali district on Sunday. The accident took place in Mahanar village of Vaishali district.
After the information about the accident, the police reached the spot and took the driver and helper of the truck into custody. Vaishali SP said whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or not would be known only after medical examination.
truck driver lost control
Vaishali SP Manish Kumar said that the marriage was fixed at the house of a resident of Sultanpur village near the incident site. Some people were walking on the roadside on the Mahnar-Hajipur highway. Meanwhile, the truck driver was going from side to side at high speed. It is being said that the truck driver suddenly lost control due to which the truck rammed into the crowd.
“We called personnel from several nearby police stations to speed up the rescue operation and keep the law and order situation under control,” the SP said.
President Draupadi Murmu described the accident as extremely painful and wished the injured a speedy recovery. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Also wished for the speedy recovery of the injured.
The accident in Vaishali, Bihar is saddening. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 20, 2022
CM Nitish Kumar expressed grief
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also expressed his condolences and said he was saddened by the accident. The Chief Minister directed to give Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased. He asked all concerned authorities to provide proper treatment to all the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.
I am pained by the incident of a speeding truck crushing many people including children in Desari police station area of Vaishali. There is deep sympathy for the relatives of the deceased and they will be given an ex-gratia grant of Rs.5 lakh each. Instructed for proper treatment of the injured. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) November 20, 2022
Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav also expressed grief on Twitter and said that may God give peace to the departed souls and strength to their families to bear this loss.
Deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news of the death of several people in a road accident in Hajipur tonight. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery. May God give peace to the departed souls and strength to their families to bear this loss.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) November 20, 2022
Nityanand Rai also expressed grief
Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nityanand Rai also wished speedy recovery to those injured in this road accident. He tweeted that the sad news of a horrific road accident has been received from Vaishali, Bihar. The news of the death of many people is coming in the accident. I express my condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of those injured in this road accident.
The sad news of a horrific road accident has been received from Vaishali, Bihar. The news of the death of many people is coming in the accident. I express my condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of those injured in this road accident.
— Nityanand Rai (@nityanandraibjp) November 20, 2022
BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain took to Twitter to express his condolences to the families of those killed in the accident. He said that the death of many people in a horrific road accident at Vaishali, a short distance from the headquarter Hajipur in Bihar, is extremely sad. Expressing deep condolences to the families of the deceased, I am praying that they get the strength to bear this immense sorrow.
The former MP and president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) asked the government and administration to provide immediate assistance to all the victims and said “all our workers are there to protect lives and property!”
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