Accident in Nation
Two killed, three injured in road mishap
Muzaffarnagar: Two persons were killed and three others injured when a car in which they were travelling turned turtle and fell into a khud on Delhi-Dehradun highway, police said today.
The incident took place last night when the victims were going to Bahadurgarh in Haryana. Their car turned turtle and fell into a khud on Delhi-Dehradun highway near Bagowali area, they said.
The deceased were identified as Manoj (25) and Sonu (22) and the injured were rushed to the hospital, police said.
Four of family killed in road mishap in TN
Thanjavur (TN): Four persons of a family, including a four-year-old boy, were killed and 11 others injured today when the van in which they were travelling collided with a lorry near here, police said.
The incident occurred at 3.45 am when 14 members of a family were returning to their native place at Porayar in Nagapattinam district after visiting Kanyakumari, they said.
Four persons travelling in the van died on the spot, police said.
The injured, including the driver of the lorry, have been admitted to a hospital.
Three killed, 5 injured in road accident
Burdwan (WB): Three persons were killed and five others injured when a SUV hit a stationary truck on NH2 near Shaktigarh in West Bengal’s Burdwan district midnight last night.
Police said the dead included the driver and two passengers, one of them a woman.
A family was returning in the vehicle to North 24 Parganas district from Muzaffarpur in Bihar where they had gone to attend a funeral, the police said.
The security personnel rushed to the spot and rushed the three to the hospital. Two of them were later admitted to a hospital in Kolkata.
17 school students killed in Indonesian road accident
Medan (Indonesia): Seventeen Indonesian pupils were killed and five others injured today after a truck carrying them to school overturned into a ditch on western Sumatra island, police said.
The truck carrying around 30 students flipped over into the muddy ditch near a palm oil plantation after one of its wheels came off, local police official M Syafii said.
The age of the students involved in the accident in Tapanuli district was not clear. Most were thought to attend junior high school and high school, where pupils are typically aged between 12 and 18.
“Seventeen students were killed and five were injured, including one seriously, after the truck overturned,” said Syafii.
“One of the front wheels of the truck came off, causing it to overturn and roll into a ditch full of mud, about 2.5 metres (eight feet) deep.”
The driver survived, he added.
Fatal accidents are common on Indonesia’s poorly maintained roads. There is little public transport in rural Indonesia and it is common for people to hitch lifts on trucks.