9 die as pick-up van falls into river in PatnaPTI | Patna | Updated: 23-04-2021 13:05 IST | Created: 23-04-2021 13:05 IST
Four people swam to safety while nine died, the DM said.
Singh announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of the dead.
BJP Lok Sabha member and former union minister Ramkripal Yadav reached the spot and supervised rescue operations.
Yadav told PTI that he was at the spot for nearly two hours and ensured speedy rescue efforts, which are being carried out by an NDRF team.
NDRF 9th Battalion Assistant Commandant (Bihta) Vinay Kumar said the pick-up van has been pulled out of the river with the help of a crane.
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