Five of a family among 7 killed in taxi-car mishap in Gadchiroli distt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jul 2018 08:33:56


District Correspondent,


AS MANY as seven persons, including five of a family, were killed on the spot and four others were injured when a private taxi collided head-on with a car near village Govindgaon on Allapalli-Sironcha road on Sunday morning.

According to reports, a private taxi (MH 34 -0791) was heading towards Allapalli with some household material loaded in it. Another car Baleno (MH-34/BF-4861) was coming from the opposite direction. When the vehicles reached near village Govindgaon they collided against each other as the drivers of both vehicles lost their control due to heavy speed. In this fierce accident, four persons travelling in Baleno vehicle were killed on the spot. The injured were rushed to Jimalgatta Primary Health Centre but two children sitting in Baleno and a driver of the taxi succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The Baleno vehicle belonged to Bangali camp area in Chandrapur and members of the same family including a baby of six months, a child of one and half year, their parents and grandparents were travelling in it. They all were going to Kaleshwar temple for taking darshan, it is understood.
As soon as the police from Aheri and Jimalgatta got the news of the accident they reached the spot and rushed the injured to the hospital.

The people travelling on the road also assembled to see the accident and helped in reaching the injured to the hospital. The impact of the collision of the vehicles was so severe that the Boleno vehicle got badly damaged.

The deceased persons have been identified as Kamal Mittalwar ((35), Maroti Mittalwar (60), Lata Mittalwar (55), Shreenita Mittalwar (6 months), Saras MIttalwar (one-and-half-year), all residents of Bengali camp, Chandrapur, Nikhil Mohurle (28) from village Murkhada and Sandeep Gadap (40) driver of taxi. The accident has taken place near bus stand of village which is about five kilometers from Jimalgatta. Quite a sensation has prevailed in the area following the accident.