Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 11 : In a major road mishap, two women were killed and eight others were injured near LakhasinghGhati on Kandra-Chowka Road under Chowkapolice station late last night.. The mishap took place when the jeep they were travelling in was hit by a speeding dumper. The victims were coming from Guniakocha village at Tamar in Ranchi district to Padampur at Sinni in Seraikela for attending a marriage reception at.The two who died were Lucky Devi (50) and Durgamani Devi (55), both residents of the Guniakocha village.
After the mishap, the dumper driver fled the spot by speeding away toward Kandra. As the news spread a patrolling party to reach the spot and rescue the victims. OC, Chowkapolice station, Ratan Kumar Singh rushed all the victims to MGM Medical College Hospital where the doctors on emergency duty declared two of them as brought dead.
“As per our investigation, the mishap took place as the dumper driver was at a very high speed and hit the jeep from behind. We are trying to detect the dumper that caused the mishap,” said the OC. All the injured, including the driver have been admitted at the MGM Medical College Hospital.
Sources said heavy vehicles coming out of industrial units of Adityapur are the worst offenders. Instead of keeping left and then taking a U-turn after a kilometre or so, these trucks hurtle down the wrong side, facing oncoming traffic and risking the lives of hundreds on two or four-wheelers. �There are no traffic rules on the road. Drivers have to be alert throughout the stretch and dodge vehicles coming from the wrong side,� said a senior official of Gamharia based company.He said that the administration must work out on a mechanism for streamlining the traffic system. Heavy vehicles coming out of industrial units are the worst offenders. A strict vigil must be kept on the movement.