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Road mishaps on rise at NH 33, 20 persons die in four months

Jamshedpur: Cases of road mishaps at the stretch between Pardih and Chandil on National Highway 33 have become a regular affair, especially after this stretch of the NH 33.

During the past four months 15 mishaps have taken place in which 20 persons have died on the NH-33 between Pardih to Chandil — a stretch of 20 kilometres.

Earlier the traffic was slow as the road of the NH-33 was dotted with potholes, but ever since it was repaired, the vehicle owners tend to drive at high speed.

Recently two youths were killed on the spot and another injured when the car they were travelling turned turtle at the NH-33 under Chandil police station area in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

Those killed were identified as Prashant Singh and Niraj Bhardwaj, both residents of Sonari. The injured identified as Vaibhabh Mahto was rushed to the MGM Medical College and Hospital’s emergency.

Significantly, the car which they were driving was a stolen car and it had been stolen from the residential premises of Shishir Kumar Jha at phase IV in Adarshnagar in Sonari.

The police arrived at the scene of mishap and took all the three to the MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency where two persons were declared as brought dead. They were drunk and had sustained head injuries.

Inspector of police, Rajiv Kumar Singh of Chandil police station confirmed that two persons were killed and another seriously injured when the car they were traveling hit with a poll on the NH-33 along Tata Down area.

Officer-in-charge, Sonari, Animesh Gupta said that getting a tip off from the Chandil police he had sent a team and finally discovered that the mishap victims were riding in a car which had been stolen from the premises of Shishir Kumar Jha.

The mishap victim Prashant Singh (21) was a resident of Sonari and was B. Com student of a local college, where as another mishap victim Niraj Bhardwaj a resident of Sonari was a 2nd year B.Com student in Priyadarshini College in Nagpur. Vaibhab, a resident of Adarshnagar Phase IV is also a B. Com student in a Kolkata-based college.

Earlier in another incident two youths were killed when the car overturned on Chowka Road under Chowka police station area in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district late last night. The victims were identified as Jay Mandal (30) and nephew Dinu Mandal (30), both residents of Kalyanpuri area of Adityapur.

As per data available, Jamshedpur witnessed 424 cases of accidents reports in 2012 out of which 173 were fatal making the death figure reach 189.

In 2013 there were total 348 accidents out of which 140 were fatal with 150 deaths. Though the figures for 2014 being complied but police officials informed the figures would be alarming.

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