Six of family killed in Bihar road accident PM Modi CM express grief

    Katihar (Bihar), Feb 23 (PTI) Six members of a family
were killed when their car rammed into a truck on a highway in
Bihar's Katihar district on Tuesday, police said.
    The mishap took place on NH-31 in the Kursela Police
Station area when the deceased were returning to their home in
Samastipur from Purnea where they had gone to finalise a
marriage, SHO Aman Raj said.
    The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to
overtake the truck, he said.
    Three occupants of the truck were also injured in the
accident which disrupted traffic movement on the highway until
the damaged vehicles were removed, he said.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi came out with a tweet,
saying "heard the sad news about the loss of lives in a road
mishap at Katihar in Bihar. I express deep condolences for the
bereaved family members and pray for the early recovery of
those who have been injured."
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar issued a statement,
expressing grief over the tragedy and said instructions have
been given to the officials concerned for expeditious payment
of ex-gratia to the next of kin of each deceased and proper
medical aid to those who have sustained injuries. PTI CORR NAC

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