Truck overturns on children, 6 minors killed

Gopalganj (Bihar), Nov 18 (PTI) Marbles-laden truckoverturned killing six minors standing on the roadside inBihar's Gopalganj district on Monday, a senior police officersaid.

While Barauli Police Station Officer-in-Charge SumanMishra had said six other children were wounded in the mishap,but Gopalganj Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Tiwarydismissed injuries to anyone.

The accident occurred near Saraiya Narendra villagewhen 18-wheeler truck carrying marbles from Rajasthanturned upside down on the children, the SP said.

The mishap site is located 25 km from the districtheadquarters of Gopalganj and over 100 km from capital Patna.

The victims were in the age group of 10-17 years, hesaid. They were standing on the roadside while their goatswere grazing nearby.

The vehicle overturned after hitting potholes, thepolice officer said adding the driver managed to escape fromthe spot after the accident.

All the deceased were residents of Biha Noniya Tola ofSaraiya Narendra village.

Their bodies have been sent to Gopalganj sadarhospital for post-mortem examination, the SP said. PTI COR ARMMSNS SNS