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Actor, singer among 9 killed in road accident

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Published: 16:18, 27 February 2024  
Actor, singer among 9 killed in road accident

A total of nine people including popular Bhojpuri actress Aanchal Tiwari and singer Chhotu Pandey died in a horrific road accident in Bihar’s Kaimur on Monday (February 26).

Four other rising stars of Bhojpuri cinema were also among the deceased.

Police said that nine people were killed in a collision between a truck, SUV and motorcycle in Bihar’s Kaimur district.

As per a report by Punjab Kesari, the incident took place on GT Road near Devkali village of Mohania police station area on Sunday evening. Mohania DSP Dilip Kumar said that the deceased were identified on Monday and Bhojpuri singer Vimlesh Pandey alias Chhotu Pandey was also among them. The other deceased were identified as Aanchal Tiwari, Simran Srivastava, Prakash Ram, Dadhibal Singh, Anu Pandey, Shashi Pandey, Satya Prakash Mishra and Bagish Pandey.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also condoled the incident and took to his X (formerly Twitter) account and wrote, “Saddened by the death of people in a horrific road accident near Devkali on NH 2 in Mohania police station area of Kaimur district. Deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. Instructions have been given for proper treatment of the injured. Wishing speedy recovery of the injured.”

(With inputs from agencies)