Begusarai: Three girls were buried alive under a mound of earth and another injured at Bagha village in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday, police said.

The girls were digging when a mound of earth caved in and trapped them, the police said.

Locals assisted policemen to removed the mud and extricated the bodies of the three girls, aged between 12 and 14 years.

The injured girl was admitted to a hospital, the police added.