Three school teachers, including a man and his daughter, were killed when a tourist bus hit a motorbike carrying the three near Sohepur village under Mufassil police station in Gaya district. Magadh Range DIG Saurabh Kumar said that the accident occurred on Gaya-Fatehpur state highway when driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the bike. The deceased -- Bhagwat Prasad (50), his daughter Priyanka Kumari (22) and Satyapal -- were going to Bartara village in the district. They were teachers at a government school at Bartara under Chankuppa police station area of the district, he added. Deputy Superintendent of Police Abhijit Kumar Singh said that angry villagers damaged the tourist bus but no passenger was injured. The villagers also blocked the highway for about six hours demanding compensation to the families of the deceased.
The blockade was lifted after the administration assured them of compensation.
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