Seven persons including a minor girl were killed and two others injured when a speeding truck rammed into a roadside hut in Bihars Begusarai district on Friday, police said. The injured persons have been rushed to a hospital in Begusarai town. The driver of a wheat laden truck lost control over vehicle and it rammed into a roadside hut near Koriya Nav Toliya on Begusarai-Rosera SH 55. Incident took place around 5 pm.
Angry local people blocked the SH 55 demanding payment of compensation to the next of the kins of those killed in the incident
The driver and the cleaner of the truck managed to escape from the spot after the incident, sources said.
The District Magistrat Rahul Kumar gave away cheque for Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia amount to the next of those killed in the incident.
The blockade was lifted following the distribution of cheque for ex-gratia payment.