Two sisters killed as truck knocks them down in Nagpur

Published: May 15, 2019, 16:19 IST | mid-day online desk

The bodies were sent for postmortem, he said, adding that an investigation was underway

Two sisters killed as truck knocks them down in Nagpur
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Nagpur: Two sisters were allegedly killed when a truck hit their scooter on Wednesday morning, police said. The alleged incident occurred at Nagpur district of Maharashtra.

According to police, the mishap took place near a temple in Pardi area around 7 am. The women were going on their two-wheeler to purchase milk when the truck hit their vehicle from behind, he said.

The duo fell from their vehicle and got crushed under wheels of the truck, the official said. The deceased were identified as Laxmi Shahu (21) and Aanchal Shahu (19), he said.

The bodies were sent for postmortem, he said, adding that an investigation was underway.

In another similar case, in a freak accident two persons were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, police said on Monday. The two persons were travelling on a motorcycle which collided with a pick-up van on Sunday evening.

The alleged accident happened on Sunday evening in Attara area when the speeding pick up van rammed into the motorcycle, SHO Atarra Police Station Baljeet Singh said.

During the accident, Mataprasad (50) died on the spot while his nephew Jagprasad (30) got severely injured.

Jagprasad later succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital, Singh said, adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, Road accident statistics of the first three months of 2019 have revealed a 20 per cent drop in fatalities in Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane district. A sharp increase has been found in the district limits of Satara and Aurangabad City where there has been a 91 to 83 per cent increase in fatalities respectively.

The latest report focuses on the district-wise figures of road accident fatalities as compared to those of earlier years. While the percentage decrease in fatalities in Mumbai city and Thane district is 20 per cent, the net fall in fatalities is 24 per cent and 48 per cent respectively.

Thane City has seen a decline of 12 per cent with a net fall of 9 per cent as compared to earlier years. Interestingly, a major drop of 49 per cent in fatalities has been reported from Pune City.

Transport department officials said the credit for most of this should go to the Mumbai traffic police who have been doing an excellent enforcement job and maintaining traffic discipline in the city.

(With inputs from PTI)

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