Sunday, June 4, 2023

Two killed in head-on collision between truck and dumper near Jamshedpur


Jamshedpur: In a devastating road accident, two individuals lost their lives on the spot when a truck and a dumper collided head-on. The collision resulted in a tragic loss of lives and serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving.

The collision took place at Raghunathpur on the Kandra-Chowka road under Kandra police station area on Monday morning.

The dumper which was laden with sand was coming from Chowka whereas the empty truck was speeding away from Kandra when the mishap occurred.

The collision between the two heavy vehicles was so intense that both the vehicles were severely damaged with the drivers remaining trapped inside the vehicles. A police party which rushed to the spot from Kandra spent hours together to retrieve the bodies of both drivers.

The body of the dumper driver was identified as that of Ramdas Karmakar (40) and the truck driver Bijay Mahto (38), residents of  Kathgora village in Ichagarh block and Raghunathpur in Nimdih block respectively in Seraikela-Kharsawan district. The police have recovered the bodies and sent them to Seraikela Sadar Hospital for postmortem.

Emergency services were immediately alerted, and paramedics rushed to the scene to provide medical assistance. However, it was apparent that the collision had been catastrophic, as both drivers had suffered fatal injuries and could not be saved.

Road accidents continue to be a pressing concern, with authorities consistently working to improve infrastructure, enforce traffic rules, and raise awareness about road safety. Efforts to educate the public and promote responsible driving remain crucial in preventing accidents and minimizing the loss of lives.

As investigations into the collision progress, the bodies of the deceased have been sent for postmortem examinations to ascertain the precise cause of death. Meanwhile, grieving family members and friends are being offered support and counseling during this difficult time.

This tragic incident serves as a solemn reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to remain vigilant at all times. It is hoped that this incident will prompt renewed efforts to enhance road safety measures, further reducing the occurrence of accidents and ensuring the well-being of all road users.

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