5 students killed in road accident at Siwan in Patna: Angry locals torch ambulances

A school van collided with an auto-rickshaw in a village in Patna's Siwan district on Monday morning, killing five students and injuring six others, police said.

hidden April 20, 2015 13:08:07 IST

Patna: A school van collided with an auto-rickshaw in a village in Bihar's Siwan district on Monday morning, killing five students and injuring six others, police said.

5 students killed in road accident at Siwan in Patna Angry locals torch ambulances

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Villagers who took the six injured, including three in critical condition, to a nearby government hospital became incensed when they discovered no doctors were present.

About 100 people attacked the hospital in anger and torched six vehicles, including an ambulance, before stick-wielding police broke up the crowd, said Siwan District Police Chief Vikas Verman.

Doctors later arrived and were treating the injured at the hospital in Siwan, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of the state capital of Patna, Verman said.

The government has ordered an investigation into the incident, including the doctors' whereabouts when the injured students were admitted to the hospital.

The students were 15-16 years old.

Associated Press

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