Earlier, Aurangabad district of Maharashtra had reported a similar case of violence at a Covid vaccination centre.
Patna: The crowd at a Covid vaccination centre in a Bihar village grew so massive today that violence broke out among impatient villagers queued up there. A video of the unfortunate incident is now being shared widely on social media.
The vaccination centre has been set up at an anganwadi, a rural child-care centre, in Itawah village of Gopalganj district. The crowd gathered soon grew impatient.
गोपालगंज के इटवा गॉव के आंगनबाड़ी केंद्र पर वैक्सीनेशन केंद्र बनाया गया है।जहाँ ग्रामीण इतनी संख्या में पहुँच गये कि लंबी कतार लगानी पड़ी।लाइन में खड़े होने ऐसा विवाद बढ़ा की धक्का मुक्की होते होते कर कुछ लोग दूसरे को पिटाई करने लगे @ndtvindia @Anurag_Dwary pic.twitter.com/QTWHU8fy00
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Angry murmurs gave way to arguments in a short while, leading to pushing, shoving, and more serious violence thereafter. Mobs began chasing each other into fistfights resulting in utter chaos.
Earlier, a similar incident was reported from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra where two groups began slapping each other over who would get vaccinated first.
Bihar has been reporting fewer new Covid cases in recent days — on Thursday, there were only 43, with no cases in 16 of its districts. The number of active one in the state now stands at 272.