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3 killed, 8 injured as car overturns in Vadodara

Vadodara: Three persons, including two children, were killed and eight others injured when their car overturned on Ahmedabad-Mumbai Express Highway on the city outskirts in the wee hours today, police said.

The mishap occurred at around 1.30 AM near Bhadarva when the car turned turtle after hitting a trailer truck parked on the highway, an officer at district police control room told PTI.

The victims were on their way to Navsari city after attending a wedding at Lotadiya village in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district when the accident took place, he said.

The deceased were identified as Ramprasad R Lohar (40) and his two minor daughters Puja (5) and Rajni (2), he said.

The injured were admitted to Vadodara’s government-run SSG hospital where the condition of one of them was stated to be serious.

Bhadarva police is further investigating the case.

Four persons killed, five injured in truck-SUV collision

Motihari:  Four persons were killed and five others seriously injured when an SUV collided head-on with a truck in East Champaran district of Bihar today, police said.

“Nine persons were travelling in the SUV from Machharhatta area of Patna to attend a marriage function at Kuria village in Bagaha in West Champaran district. Suddenly a truck came in front of the vehicle and rammed into it,” Chakia Deputy Superintendent of Police Mundrika Prasad said.

The accident took place on National Highway 74 near Dilia Bazar.

The DSP said the collision was so severe that three persons died on the spot. One more died while being taken to hospital .

“The injured have been referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for treatment. The relatives of the dead and injured have been informed,” he added.

The truck driver escaped after the accident, leaving his vehicle behind. It has been seized by the police.

The victims have been identified as driver of the SUV Sonu Sharma (30), Vijay Mahto (50), Manish Kumar (32) and Shyam Prasad (30), he said.

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