Patna, Nov. 13: At least four pilgrims from south Indian states were killed and eight others, including four women, were critically injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident near Mahania on National Highway -2 in Rohtas district late lastnight.
The police said the pilgrims had come from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and were going to Bodh Gaya.
While one person died on the spot, three others died of their injuries on their way to a hospital, the police added.
The deceased have been identified as K.G. Gopinathan Nayan, M.P. Ramchandran from Kerala, Abhasiul and Jaimsal from Tamil Nadu. The accident occurred around 1 am when the driver of the vehicle lost control and dashed a stationery truck from behind.
The injured have been admitted to Varanasi hospital where their condition was stated to be critical.