Bhagalpur: In a tragic incident two persons died and seven children with three critically injured when a mud wall collapsed in Anand Bagh under Ishaq Chowk police station here on Sunday morning.

According to reports, two persons including a woman and a child died on the spot and seven other children were injured when a heap of soil caved in while they were working in a deep trench at Anand Bagh Park here.

A police team reached the spot and rushed the injured to the nearby Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital.

Hearing the shocking incident, the local residents rushed to the accident site and rescued the victims.

“Chandani (17) and Parmanand (12) had suffocated to death after getting buried alive in the soil heap,” said a local.

The children who managed to escape from the jaws of death fall in the age group 10-14 years.

Health Minister Ashwini Kuamr Chaubey and Mayor Dr Veena Yadav also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.