After the incident, people blocked the highway and started committing uproar.
- The accident took place on the Purnia-Saharsa NH107 near Sarsi police station area Badiya village.
- Angry people blocked the road demanding compensation
In Purnea, 2 people died after being crushed by a truck. The accident took place on the Purnia-Saharsa NH-107 near Sarshi police station area of Badiya village. People agitated by the incident blocked the road and overturned the truck and set it on fire. Angry people started demanding the arrest of the truck driver from the administration and compensation to the victim’s family. Traffic on the highway was disrupted for about 2 hours due to public uproar.
Here, as soon as the information of the incident was received, the police of Sarsi police station reached the spot and persuaded the people to calm down. According to the police, both the youth riding the bike were coming from Purnia towards Banmankhi, when the speeding truck coming from the front crushed the bike. Both the youths were killed in this. A search is on for the truck driver. The truck is being removed from the highway with the help of a crane. One of the dead has been identified as Aditya Murmu (29), son of Deluxe Murmu, a resident of Gidarahi in Bishanpur panchayat, while the other is yet to be identified. Information has been given to the family of Aditya.
People angry with the incident set fire to the sand loaded truck.
Fire extinguished with the help of fire brigade
Police called a team of fire brigade to overcome the fire in the truck. After this, the fire was controlled after about 15 minutes of hard work. According to the police, who set the truck on fire is being investigated. Some people are being questioned.
Accidents are happening due to the road being shabby
Locals say that NH 107 is completely dilapidated, due to which there are frequent accidents. This road is the only road connecting Purnia and Kosi divisions. Despite this, the administration is not taking this matter seriously. Due to the potholes on the road on Monday, the bike riders became uncontrolled and the high speed truck hit the bike. The accident was so severe that both of them died on the spot. Villagers are demanding road repair from the administration.
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