Speeding car mows down 3 in Bihar's Vaishali

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Hajipur (Bihar), Feb 12 (PTI) Three persons were killed and two others seriously injured after a speeding car ran over them on National Highway 22 in Bihar's Vaishali district on Friday, police said.

The incident took place near Ratanpura village in Bhagwanpur police station area around 9 am when a Hajipur- bound vehicle coming from Muzaffarpur lost balance while overtaking a bus and knocked down five people, including passers-by and those sitting at a roadside puncture repair shop, and fled the spot, an officer said.

Two persons died on the spot and one while being taken to the hospital. Two others were admitted to a Hajipur hospital and their condition is stated to be serious. All the victims are in the age group 20-25, Bhagwanpur police station SHO Alok Kumar said.

Locals have blocked the highway, leading to a huge traffic jam. Senior police officers reached the spot to bring the situation under control. PTI COR AR ACD ACD