PATNA: Seven policemen and a prisoner were killed when a prisoner van collided with a speedy truck laden with stone chips in Bihar.
The incident took place on the NH 77 near Gaighat village under Runnisaidpur police station in Sitamarhi district early Saturday morning.
The prisoner van carrying some Maoists was going to Sitamarhi when the collision took place, as per the media reports.
While three cops died on the spot, the rest succumbed to injuries in the hospital, reports added. One Maoist also died on the spot.
As per the report, the Maoists were lodged in the Bhagalpur central jail and were being brought to Sitamarhi for their production in the local court when the incident took place.