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15 pilgrims electrocuted in Bihar

Last updated on: May 13, 2010 19:53 IST

Fifteen people were electrocuted and several others injured when a high voltage wire fell on them when they were travelling on a truck in Bihar's Vaishali district on Thursday, the Hajipur police said.

The truck, carrying around 80 people, who were going to Bhagwanpur from Hajipur after attending a funeral procession, came into contact with the wire that led to fire in the vehicle.

Vaishali Superintendent of Police Sujit Kumar confirmed the accident.

Their bodies were recovered and the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals with severe burns, he said.
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