Half a dozen killed in separate mishaps

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Half a dozen killed in separate mishaps

Thursday, 25 November 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

Half a dozen people were killed while over two dozen others were injured in separate mishaps reported during the last 24 hours.

 

In the first accident in Auraiya reported late on Tuesday night, a tractor hit a Bolero from behind, killing three persons, including a woman, her daughter and their kin. The victims were returning from Kannauj after attending a marriage function. The accident took place in Auraiya's Bela police station area. Two people were also seriously injured and they were admitted to the hospital.

 

Reports said that Rahul Rajput, a resident of Purva Lalu village under Bela police station, along with Sunil, Sunil's wife Archana and their innocent eight-month-old daughter Om Kumari and uncle Mohit Rajput were returning to their village after attending a tilak ceremony late Tuesday night.

 

Their Bolero was suddenly hit by a speeding tractor from behind in which Mohit Rajput, Archana and Om Kumari, died on the spot while Rahul and Sunil were seriously injured.

 

The villagers ran after hearing the sound of the collision. The people on the tractor fled the spot leaving the tractor behind. Police admitted the injured to the community health centre at Sahar.

 

The villagers gathered at the spot and staged a demonstration, demanding immediate arrest of the tractor driver. The demonstration caused a huge traffic jam for over two hour. The protest ended only after senior officers reached the spot and assured of action.

 

The villagers claimed that Mohit, who lost his life, was married just six months ago, in June. Sunil was also married about three years ago and had a girl child more than two years after his marriage. The accident took away both Sunil's wife and the innocent daughter. Sunil is admitted in a critical condition in a private hospital in Kanpur.

 

The villagers said that the marriage of the cousin of Sunil's wife Archana, was to take place on Wednesday in Sukka Purva village of Thathia police station area of Kannauj. Sunil had gone a day earlier with his family members to attend tilak and was returning when they met with an accident.

 

In Hardoi, a young farmer returning from a wedding ceremony on a motorcycle died in a road accident, while his brother-in-law was injured. Both were returning from their sister-in-law's wedding ceremony.

 

Shyamveer, a resident of Rahtaura under Pali police station, had gone to the in-laws' marriage at Satautha in Harpalpur area. On Tuesday evening, Shyamveer was returning home on a motorcycle along with Ashish, a resident of Ram Tikra under Pali police station. On Katra-Bilhaur road near Harpalpur turn, a speeding vehicle passing through the highway hit the motorcycle and both were seriously injured.

 

Both were admitted to the community health centre. When the condition of Shyamveer became critical, his family members admitted him to the district hospital. Shyamveer died late in the night. Ashish is being treated at Harpalpur community health centre.

 

According to Inspector Deepak Shukla, on the basis of information received from the district hospital, the body was sent for post-mortem.

 

In Lakhimpur Kheri, two passengers were killed and 25 others were injured when a bus collided with a truck on Wednesday early morning.

 

According to reports, the driver of a speeding truck lost control over the wheel while trying to save the cyclist but in the process collided with a truck. The mishap took place at Dharharwa-Dhaurahra highway in Lakhanpurwa locality of Kheri on Wednesday morning.

 

While two persons lost their lives, 25 others were injured and they were shifted to the community health centre in Ramiya Behad.

 

A case was registered and further investigations were on. Efforts were also being made to identify the victims.

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