MP: 3 die, 10 injured as truck with workers hits auto-rickshaw carrying students


Two college students and an auto-rickshaw driver were killed and 10 persons injured after a truck hit the vehicle on the Indore-Icchapur state highway in Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur on Tuesday morning, said police.

The deceased has been identified as Pooja, 19, and Vidhya Bari, 19, residents of Bambhada and auto-rickshaw driver Dinesh Mahajan, 40. The injured have been rushed to the district hospital where their conditions are said to be serious.

“Twelve students of a private college were going in an auto when a truck carrying labourers, who were going for banana cutting, hit the auto. In a head-on collision, the driver and two students died on the spot while labourers and other college students were injured,” said Burhanpur superintendent of police (SP), Rahul Lodha.

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The truck driver ran away from the spot. Police are trying to nab the accused. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced ex-gratia of 2 lakh to the next kin of the deceased.

Earlier on Monday, four school students were killed after a speeding truck rammed into a sport utility vehicle (SUV) carrying 15 students in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district.

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