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Six Muslim women killed in India’s Bihar state as high tension live wire falls on them

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PATNA: A high-tension electric wire fell on a house in India’s Bihar state on Tuesday, killing six Muslim women on the spot.

The shocking incident took place in Murliganj block of Madhepura district on Tuesday.

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All the victims are women.. Of the total killed, three are children aged between eight and 13.

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Reports said the victims were working in the farmland when the incessant rains forced them to take shelter inside a thatched house.

Hardly had they went inside, when a high-tension overhead live wife fell on the thatched roof, killing them on the spot, reports said.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to each victim family.

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