Five people died when the earth caved in Bihar's Samastipur district on Friday while they were digging it to make earthen ovens for the 'Chhath' festival.
The incident happened in the morning at Nazirpur village -- 80 km east of Patna. Local villagers said eleven people were digging the soil to make earthen ovens for preparing prasad during the four-day 'Chhath' festival that begins on Sunday.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital, the official said, adding that the kin of the deceased would be provided financial assistance.
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