Four persons buried alive under mound of earth

Khagaria(Bihar): Four persons, including a woman and three girls, were buried alive today as a mound of earth caved in and fell on them in Khagaria district, a police officer said.

The incident took place at Akaha village as a chunk of earth caved in trapping five persons under rubble while they were digging soil from underneath the surface for domestic use, Beldaur police station in-charge Shashi Kumar said.

While four persons, identified as Kanchan Devi (25), Kajal Kumari (14), Suriman Kumari (14) and Nasri Khatun (12) died on the spot, a seven year-old boy Krishna Kumar sustained injuries, he said.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the injured boy admitted to a Primary Health Centre (PHC) for treatment, Kumar said.