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5 die as earth caves in

Press Trust of India  |  Samastipur (Bihar) 

Five people died when the earth caved in Bihar's 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 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.

Five people, including two women and a minor, died on the spot and six were injured after a mound of earth fell on them, (DM) told

The deceased have been identified as (15), Runa Devi (30), (35), Lal Paswan (43) and Shivji Singh (50), the said.

The injured have been admitted to a hospital, the said, adding that the kin of the deceased would be provided financial assistance.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:15 IST