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Six killed, 24 hurt in Holi mishaps

DRUNKEN DRIVING on Holi claimed six lives and left 24 injured in different parts of the State Capital. Residents staged a violent protest on Faizabad Road engaging in a clash with the police following death of two children.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 00:04 IST

DRUNKEN DRIVING on Holi claimed six lives and left 24 injured in different parts of the State Capital. Residents staged a violent protest on Faizabad Road engaging in a clash with the police following death of two children.

The first incident took place at Chinhat where Pradip (8) and Ankit (7) of Uttardhauna village were crushed to death by a rashly driven truck (UP 21 N-0621) on Faizabad Road. While Pradip died on the spot Ankit died at the hospital. The residents caught the erring driver later. They blocked the Faizabad Road for over three hours. The agitators were demanding an ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased.

In other incidents, Lucky (18) of Kathauta, Chinhat died following collision of two motorcycles near a petrol pump. Similarly, Raju (20) of Madiaon was killed after his Hero Puch collided head-on with a mobike. Manoj Kashyap (22) of Madiaon was crushed to death by a truck in Thakurganj. A 30-year-old unidentified man was killed by a vehicle in Qaiserbagh.

Meanwhile, three dozen were admitted to various hospitals after being injured in road accidents during Holi celebrations. An equal number took first aid in the emergency departments for minor injuries.

Most of the injured were two-wheeler riders, who sustained injuries after consuming liquor or were hit by other drivers in a drunken state.

24 persons were admitted to Balrampur Hospital after they sustained injuries in road accidents. Meanwhile, seven persons were admitted here for food poisoning.

At KGMU’s Trauma Centre nine injured persons were admitted in the orthopaedic ward after they sustained severe injuries in road accidents. At the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (civil) hospital six persons were admitted in the emergency ward for severe injuries.