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5 killed, 6 hurt in road accident due to fog in Bharatpur

Five members of a family were killed and six injured when the SUV they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck near Peeluki villlage on the Deeg-Nagar road in Bharatpur on Sunday

jaipur Updated: Jan 28, 2018 22:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
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Low visibility due to fog in the area caused the accident, police said(HT File)

Five members of a family were killed and six injured when the special utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck near Peeluki villlage on the Deeg-Nagar road in Bharatpur on Sunday.

Low visibility due to fog in the area caused the accident, police said.

The family from Govindgarh in Alwar was going for Govardhan parikrama, a religious activity around Govardhan hill, in Mathura of Uttar Pradesh through Deeg in the SUV when the vehicle bumped into a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction in dense fog, said Devishay Meena, the station house officer of Nagar police station.

Three passengers died on the spot, while two succumbed to their injuries during treatment in Alwar, the police said. The truck driver fled the scene after the accident.

After getting the information, a police team reached the spot and pulled out injured from the damaged SUV and rushed them to the community health centre (CHC) at Nagar, from where they were referred to Alwar. The truck was seized from the spot.

The deceased were identified as SUV driver Amardeen (40), Sharmila Devi (45), her elder son Bhanu (16), younger son Anurag (14) and Babulal (50). Bhanu and Babulal died during the treatment in Alwar.

Sharmila’s husband Ramesh Veshya (48), Bhanu (18), Maya (56), Amit (36), Roopa (40) and Chandra Prakash are undergoing treatment in Alwar. Chandra Prakash’s age is not known.

The bodies were kept in the mortuary at Nagar CHC for post-mortem.

There have been a number of accidents due to fog this season. On January 2, four Jain pilgrims had died when their car fell into a pond due to fog while returning from Govardhan in Mathura to Bahaj village at Deeg. Before that, four people were killed when their hired vehicle met with an accident while returning to their native plane in Alwar from Sonagiri temple in Bhopal.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 22:17 IST