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Speeding truck enters into Bihar school, three children killed


At least three children were killed and five injured in Bihar when a speeding truck entered into a school campus, breaking its boundary wall on Tuesday.

The incident took place at government middle school, Padariya located under Barachatti block in Gaya district today, sending shock waves in the areas.

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Reports said the children were studying when the uncontrolled truck entered into the school, killing three children on the spot and wounding many.

The incident caused panic as fear-struck children fled here and there to escape death rolling under the wheels.

Angry villagers later caught hold of the truck driver and gave him a sound beating. His condition is stated to be critical.

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Irate parents also ransacked the school and set the furniture afire in protests.

The local administration has announced a compensation of Rs 400,000 to every victim family.

Last month, eight children were killed and scores of others wounded when a school bus collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Bhadoi district of Uttar Pradesh.

A total of 19 children were aboard the ill-fated bus, as per reports.

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