Khagaria (Bihar): Six labourers were killed and three others injured as the boundary wall of a school collapsed when they were digging earth close to it as part of a government project in Bihar’s Khagaria district on Monday. The incident occurred in Chaidha Banni village under the Maheshkhunt police station area. A group of labourers were digging earth for the construction of a drain adjacent to the school’s boundary wall under a government project when it collapsed on them, killing six people and injuring three others, Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said.
The injured persons were admitted to a hospital, he said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the death of six people in the tragic incident and announced an exgratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. The bodies were sent for post-mortem examination.