Two patients die ambulance get struck: A man on Thursday died after his family failed to rush him to a hospital in time in Katihar, Bihar. His ambulance stuck in a massive traffic jam during the Bihar Bandh called by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). The relatives of the deceased man have blamed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav‘s call for Bihar Bandh or statewide strike to protest against Nitish Kumar‘s new sand mining policy.The deceased Santosh Jha was employed in the Bihar government. Jha fell ill on Thursday and his ambulance stuck while his family was taking him to a nearby hospital. The relatives of the man pleaded with the protesters to make way for the ambulance but they didn’t.Jha was declared brought dead when he was brought to the hospital. In another case, a critically ill woman died after her ambulance stuck in a massive jam during the Bihar Bandh on Thursday. The woman Somari Devi died while she was on her way from Mahnar in Hajipur to Patna.Her ambulance stuck on Mahatma Gandhi Setu. Devi’s family too pleaded with the protesters to make way for them but none agreed to help. On the incident, RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad said, “Such incidents do happen during agitation. Some people also die sometimes.”The RJD protesters allegedly closed shops and disrupted traffic on all the roads. In fact, some of the eyewitnesses say that the RJD workers also smashed panes of the cars in Bhagalpur, Bihar. The Bihar Bandh was organised by RJD to protest against chief minister Nitish Kumar’s new sand mining policy.
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