Nine people were killed and four others were harmed on Tuesday when their autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus in Bihar’s Vaishali district, police said.
The mischance occurred on a national highway (NH-77) near Sarai Bazar, somewhere in the range of 30 km from Patna.
“The overcrowded autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus after the driver lost control,” a district police official said.
Angry over the mischance, villagers blocked the highway and requested compensation for the victims’ families.
The state government has declared a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh each to the families of the victims.