High-voltage wire kills six of a family in Bihar

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Patna, July 4 (IANS) Six members of a family were on Tuesday electrocuted in Bihar’s Madhepura district after a high-voltage wire fell on their thatched house, the police said.

The deaths occurred in Murliganj in flood-prone Madhepura of the Kosi river basin region.

Officials said that the killed persons have been identified as a woman and her five daughters.

“A high-voltage wire fell on their thatched house when they were sleeping. All of them got electrocuted,” a district police official said.

This incident has sent shock waves in the village and its neighbourhood.

The Bihar government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for each of the victims to the survivors of the family.

—IANS

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