Four people were killed and five injured on Sunday when their multi-utility vehicle crashed into a stationary truck on National Road 53 in Mahasamund district, Chhattisgarh, police said.
The incident took place in the early hours of the day near the village of Teka, under the boundaries of the Pithora police station, when the Tata Sumo was en route to Maharashtra from West Bengal, said NK Swarnkar, an officer of the Pithora police station. police station (SHO) of the police station of Pithora.
“The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a stationary truck after hitting a road splitter near a restaurant. While three occupants died on the scene, the fourth died while he was on the road. was transferred to a local hospital, ”he said.
“The driver and four other people were injured and transferred to the Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur. The names of the men who died in the crash are Bharat Ravidas, Mithun Sinha, Samal Sinha and V Das, all between the ages of 19 and 25. . They were traveling to Lakhni town in Bhandara district in Maharashtra from Uttar Dinajpur district in West Bengal to work as canal workers, ”he said.
A case was registered against the driver of the vehicle, Krishna Sinha, under Articles 279 (reckless driving), 337 (injuring by act endangering the life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence ) of the CPI, he said.
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