BI­HAR: 5 DIE AS EARTH CAVES IN

Millennium Post - - Nation -

SA­MAS­TIPUR (BI­HAR): Five peo­ple died when the earth caved in Bi­har’s Sa­mas­tipur dis­trict on Fri­day while they were dig­ging it to make earthen ovens for the ‘Ch­hath’ fes­ti­val. The in­ci­dent hap­pened in the morn­ing at Nazir­pur vil­lage -- 80 km east of Patna. Lo­cal vil­lagers said eleven peo­ple were dig­ging the soil to make earthen ovens for pre­par­ing prasad dur­ing the four-day ‘Ch­hath’ fes­ti­val that be­gins on Sun­day. Five peo­ple, in­clud­ing two women and a mi­nor, died on the spot and six were in­jured af­ter a mound of earth fell on them, Dis­trict Mag­is­trate (DM) Chan­drashekhar Prasad Singh said.

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