Five members of a family were killed and four injured when their auto rickshaw was hit by a speeding vehicle on the Bhagalpur-Dumka road under Barahat police station area in the district, police today said.
They said the family members of one Ramji Chaudhary was returning home late last night when their auto rickshaw was hit by a heavy vehicle killing Sangeeta Devi and her 7-year-old daughter Khushi Kumari on the spot.
Sources said two others--Aman Kumar and Mantu Sah--died when they were being rushed to a nearby hospital. Another family member died during treatment.
Police said all the deceased were residents of Barahat Bazar. The bodies have been sent for autopsy. (UNI)