Truck-auto rickshaw collision kills 10 in India
At least 10 people were killed and two others injured Sunday after an auto rickshaw collided head-on with a goods truck in India's eastern state of Bihar, officials said, Xinhua reported.
The accident took place near Harpur Alauth village of Samastipur district, about 82 km east of Patna, the capital city of Bihar.
"Today in a deadly head-on collision between an auto rickshaw and a goods truck, 10 people were killed and two others injured," a police official posted in Samastipur district said. "Eight persons died on the spot and two succumbed in the hospital, while as two others are undergoing treatment."
Reports said following the accident driver and cleaner of the truck fled the spot, leaving behind vehicle.
Police have registered a case and seized the goods truck, besides initiating investigations into the accident.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of 6,153 U.S. dollars to each family that has lost member in the accident, local media reports said.