12 hurt as mini-truck rams into shop

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 13:06:25

Staff Reporter,

Chaos created at busy market place Bada Fuhara Kamania Gate when a mini-truck went out of control hitting 12 persons and rammed into a shop on Saturday evening. A total of 12 persons including five women and a child sustained critical injuries while a motorcycle was crushed under the wheels of truck. Learning about the incident, a team from Kotwali police station reached the spot and rushed the injured named Babua (14), son of Ghanshyam, Karan Vanshkar, Rajkumari Bai, Assu Rajak, Meena Tiwari, Deepak Kori, Anita Rajak, Ansho Rajak and Sangeeta Prajapati. The injured were rushed at Victoria Hospital where the child named Babua was immediately rushed at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College and Hospital for further treatment of his critical injuries.

In further investigations, Kotwali police learnt that a loading mini-truck registration number MP-20GA-9327 was rammed into a motorcycle and a shop situated in Bada Fuhara, Kamania Gate market. In the mishap, nine persons sustained injures after being hit by the truck.Truck conductor named Shiv Tiwari informed that Lokesh Goswamy was driving when the truck went out of control. After the incident, truck driver managed to escape from the spot.

Witnessing the incident, a large number of businessmen, residents and passer-bys were gathered on the spot started vandalising the truck and tried to set it ablaze. Active working of police team turned the situation under control but agitated public charged the traffic management.Public charged the careless working of competent authorities for allowing entry of heavy vehicle at crowded market place during peak market hours.Pointing out the gravity of situation, Collector, Mahesh Chandra Choudhary accompanied by senior police and other administrative officers reached at Victoria Hospital and sought information about health of injured.

On the occasion, Civil Surgeon Dr A K Sinha informed that 12 injured were admitted for treatment and two critically injured were referred at Medical College and Hospital. The condition of 10 other injured is stable undergoing treatment at hospital.Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary has ordered magisterial inquiry into the case and appointed SDM, Kotwali, Anshul Gupta for forwarding the report within a month. He also directed the Regional Transport Officer for inquiry into the case for violation of transport norms and taking action against irregularity.