The two patients reportedly died after the ambulances ferrying them to hospitals got stuck on Mahatma Gandhi Setu over the Ganga river between Patna and Vaishali districts in the 'chakka jam' by home guards to press for post-service benefits, a hike in daily allowances and retirement age.
    
"We got reports about the deaths of two patients on the bridge. We are enquiring into the matter and have asked Vaishali district SP about it. So far no FIR has been registered. We will take action if the dead person's family members come forward," Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar told reporters.
    
Kumar said of all the 38 districts in the state, Patna, Nawada, Bhojpur, Buxar, Vaishali, Siwan, Saran, Gopalganj, Sitamarhi, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Supaul Madhubani, Darbhanga, West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheikhpura, Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Nalanda were the worst affected by the agitation.
    
So far FIR against home guards have been registered in East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Munger, Bhojpur and Bhagalpur districts for disruptions caused by them.

The home guards have been protesting to press the Bihar government into meeting their demands which include a pay hike, insurance cover during duty and post-retirement benefits.

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