Four killed, 11 hurt in jeep-truck collision
Four persons including a woman died while eleven others including four children were injured when the Tata Sumo in which they were travelling collided with a coal laden truck near Jari village in trans-Yamuna area, 27 kilometers away from the city, on Wednesday.
The ill-fated people were coming from Badayra village under Churhat police station in Sidhi district of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh to Allahabad city to have a holy dip in the Sangam on the occasion of solar eclipse.
The accident took place on Rewa-Allahabad Road (NH-27) near Jari village around 3.15 am on Wednesday.
On hearing the sound the collision and cries for help some locals, who were rudely shaken from their sleep, rushed to the spot. The Kaundhiyara police also reportedly arrived quickly on the spot and helped in rescue operation.
While three persons including a woman were extricated dead from the mangled remains of the Tata Sumo vehicle, the fourth casualty took place at the SRN Hospital.
The dead were identified as Premvati Shukla (58), her husband Sita Prasad Shukla (65), Bhayya Lal (45) and his son Sita Ram (18).
The injured persons included the driver Mahesh (45), Saroja Devi (35), Etwaria (50), Phulmati (40), Bindrawati (35), Yashodhara (65), Sonaie (48) and and four children between 2-6 years of age. They were identified as Shivlochana, Atul, Lala and Achla. Two of the injured children were reportedly being treated at some other hospital.
The place where the accident is reported to have taken place is also known as the killer spot. Earlier this year three constables and the station officer of Ghurpur police station were recently killed in a road mishap near the same place.
Some years back three grain merchants were killed and several others were injured in another mishap at the same spot.
Seven persons of a marriage party who were seated in the cabin of a cement laden truck succumbed to their injuries after the vehicle collided with a tree near the same place some time ago.
Locals recall the death of 22 persons in the year 1994 when the bus in which they were travelling to Jhansi from Allahabd had fallen in a road side ditch. The devotees had come for a bath at the Sangam here.
Though the exact cause of the accident could not be known immediately but locals say that the place was prone to accident as drivers coming from MP side mostly tend to drive fast at this place after encountering a bad road earlier because the road in this area is smooth and good.