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Man killed, son injured as truck crushes auto on NH-24 in Ghaziabad

One person died and one was injured after five passengers of an autorickhsaw were trapped under an upturned container truck

noida Updated: Mar 21, 2017 22:43 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
The truck overturned on the auto near Lal Kuan intersection in Ghaziabad.
The truck overturned on the auto near Lal Kuan intersection in Ghaziabad.(HT Photo)

A 55-year-old man lost his life after five passengers of an autorickshaw were trapped under a big container truck that overturned on an auto near Lal Kuan intersection on Tuesday morning. It took more than two hours for locals, police and civil defence personnel to rescue the passengers from the crushed auto.

Police said the incident led to the death of 55-year-old Asgar, while his son Zakir, 25, was injured. Both hail from Sudamapuri in Vijay Nagar and had boarded the auto to go to work.

The incident took place at Lal Kuan when the truck was taking a turn towards the GT Road.

“Locals arrived and our teams had to work hard to pull out the passengers. Two passengers somehow managed to come out, but three got trapped. One died and his son was admitted to MMG Hospital with severe injuries. Another person also suffered injuries but is said to be stable. Locals used a spade to dig under the auto and later cranes were called in to tow away the truck,” said Anil Sarin, post warden, civil defence.

“As the truck was heavy, the driver could not maintain the balance on the steep turn and the vehicle overturned. We immediately sent messages to the district officials and police for help and it arrived. The initial rescue work was carried out with the help of locals,” Sarin added.

“We have not received any complaint so far as the victim’s family is attending to the injured. Once a complaint is filed, legal action will be initiated,” said Ranvir Singh, police spokesperson.