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Five children mowed down by speeding truck in Patna

India TV News Desk 31 Aug 2014, 12:30:08 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Patna: Five children were dead and two others were injured when an over speeding truck ran over them in Patna's Agam Kuan area.

The incident took place near at Bhootnath Road when all seven were asleep, police said.

The deceased are identified as Mitthu Manji, Jitendra Manjhi, Dharmendra Manjhi, Suraj Manjhi and Mangal Manji.

The two injured, identified as Deepnarayan and Dharma, were admitted to NMCH for medical assistance.

All seven, aged between 12 to 15, belonged to Mahadalit community, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.

The driver had fled the crime scene with truck, he said.