Three girls were killed and two injured on Sunday as earth caved in from under them in a village in Bihar’s Samastipur district.
The incident took place in Mohammadpur village while the girls were digging soil for some function at their homes, Superintendent of Police Chandrika Prasad said.
While Vibha Kumari (15), Shibu Kumari (13) and Manisha Kumari (10) were buried alive, two others sustained injuries, he added.
The district administration has provided an assistance of Rs.1,500 each to the kin of the three victims for cremation under the State’s Kabir Antyeshti scheme, Mr. Prasad said. — PTI