Five killed as private bus rams into stationary truck near Umred

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2018 10:24:50


Staff Reporter,

Several persons injured in the accident

Five persons were killed on the spot and several others suffered grievous injuries after a speeding private bus rammed into a stationary tipper truck laden with blue metal on Nagpur-Armori Highway on Tuesday night.
The accident occurred near Udasa village in Umred tehsil at around 8.30 pm. The bus (MH-34/A-8475) of Rahul Travels with around 40 onboard passengers was heading towards Wadsa and truck (MH-40/AK-2344) was in stationery position near Udasa.

As the bus was in great speed, the driver failed to notice stationery position of the truck and rammed the vehicle into the truck from behind. The bus was badly mangled in the accident and driver’s cabin got entangled in the truck.
Locals rushed to the spot after they heard a loud noise and the sound of screeching tyres. The villagers themselves started rescue operation and also informed the police. A police officer informed that five persons, who were seriously injured, succumbed to the injuries on the spot. The police have sent the bodies to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for autopsy. Total 19 persons were injured and seven of them were critical. The critically injured were shifted to GMCH. The driver and cleaner of the truck who were changing the flat tyre also were suspected to be among the injured. Traffic movement on the Umred road was thrown out of gear for an hour after the accident. Additional force from nearby police station was moved to the spot to clear the traffic. The locals pelted stones on the truck and tried to set the vehicle on fire.

The deceased were identified as - Kirti Sureshsingh Choure (32), a resident of Kolhari village, Ramdas Sitaram Madavi (55), a resident of Sindewahi and Sanjay Ramteke, a resident of Bhuyar village. Identify to deceased persons was not establish till late night.
SP Rakesh Ola visited the spot. An offence was registered against the truck driver at Umred Police Station.