Jamshedpur, Feb. 8: At least eight persons including three women and a minor girl sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road mishap were injured, as the auto-rickshaw they were travelling by was hit by a speeding mini-truck at Asanboni on the Dimna-Patamda Road under Bodam police station area.
All the victims are residents of Refugee Colony on Road No 2 at Sankosai in Mango. They fell victim to the mishap on their way to Hathikheda Temple in Patamda for offering puja.
The injured have been identified as Ganpati Prasad (30), Tuli Biswas (10), Ravi Sikdar (35), Joshna Pal (50), Gauri Biswas (22), Tanmay Sikdar (23), Chandan Biswas (15) and Nidhi Biswas (30) have been admitted at the MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency.
A doctor on emergency duty said that all those admitted in the hospital are out of danger as none of them sustained head injuries, but six of them got multiple injuries, where as two others escaped with bruises only.
Officer-in-charge of Bodam police station, Biren Toppo rushed to the spot and recovered the auto-rickshaw. “We are investigating the incident. We are trying to detect the mini-truck that caused the mishap. But, as of now the vehicle is traceless,” said the officer in-charge.
As the news of road mishap spread, a local BJP functionary, Vikas Singh arrived at the medical college hospital with his supporters.