Nine killed, 12 hurt as bus rams dumper in Mewat

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
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  • Updated: Mar 29, 2013 01:19 IST

At least nine persons were killed on Thursday and 12 seriously injured when a private bus collided with a speeding dumper in neighbouring Mewat district.

The accident took place at around 3 pm near Nasirabad village. The injured have been admitted in a hospital at Mandikheda, police said.

According to eye witnesses, the private bus, carrying passengers from Firozpur Jhirka, was on its way to Nuh on the Gurgaon-Alwar Road. The bus collided head-on with the dumper, they said.

The deceased have been identified as Ratti, 26, Arshida, 24, Mubina, 25, Rahul, 10, Saakir, 13, a 3-year-old girl and a 20-year-old youth. One person died on his way to the hospital, police said.

On hearing about the accident, villagers gathered at the spot. It took them nearly half-an-hour to admit the victims to the hospital.          

In a separate incident, five persons died and eight others were injured when an under-construction electricity tower collapsed at Jattikalan village of Mewat on

Thursday morning.  The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

According to police, the site engineer was in a hurry to finish the work. He was allegedly pushing the labourers to finish the work fast.
There were about 150 persons at the side when the accident took place. At 10 am, the tower collapsed when five labourers climbed it to lay the high-tension wires. The tower was being constructed for the 765 KV Agra-Jattikala transmission line. For the project, the contract was given to a Gurgaon-based company.

Youth, woman commit suicide in Gurgaon
In two separate incidents, a 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging themselves in their homes on Wednesday.
According to police, Naresh, 23, a resident of Sirhaul, was working with a private company.
In the second case, Sudha, 29, a married woman, committed suicide at her Pataudi residence.


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