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Maharashtra: Two Army jawans killed, seven injured as bus hits auto near Nagpur

Updated on: 16 June,2024 11:19 PM IST  |  Nagpur
mid-day online correspondent |

Altogether, 15 jawans from Army's Guard Regimental Training Center (GRC) at Kamptee, about 20 km from Nagpur, had gone shopping to Kanhan in two autos. On their return, a bus belonging to Paval Travels collided with one of the autos, crushing it, said an official

Maharashtra: Two Army jawans killed, seven injured as bus hits auto near Nagpur

The autorickshaw which was hit by the bus

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Two jawans of the Indian Army were killed and six others wounded after a private bus collided with the autorickshaw they were travelling in near Nagpur on Sunday evening, police said, reported. Two of the six have been injured critically.


The auto driver also suffered grievous injuries in the accident. 



As per the PTI report, the accident took place on the Kanhan river bridge near Kamptee town around 5 pm, they said. What led to the collision was not immediately clear, they said.


According to senior police officials from Nagpur, the seven injured persons are being treated at different hospitals.

Altogether, 15 jawans from Army's Guard Regimental Training Center (GRC) at Kamptee, about 20 km from Nagpur, had gone shopping to Kanhan in two autos.

On their return, a bus belonging to Paval Travels collided with one of the autos, crushing it, said an official.

The jawans in the other auto and locals pulled out the soldiers stuck in the accident-hit mangled autorickshaw, he said.

Of the eight jawans in the auto, Vighnesh and Dheeraj Rai succumbed to their injuries during treatment, he said.

The other injured jawans have been identified as Din Pradhan, Kumar P, Shekhar Jadhav, Arvind, Murugan, and Nagaratnam, said police.

As per the PTI report, the condition of Kumar P, admitted to a hospital at Kamptee, and Nagaratnam, being treated at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur, is critical, he said.

Auto driver Shankar Kharakban is also in a serious condition, said the official.

After the accident, angry locals vandalised the bus and blocked the Nagpur-Jabalpur Highway, the official said.
Police are trying to ascertain the reason behind the collision, he added.

Four killed in accident between SUV and truck in Latur

Four cloth traders from Madhya Pradesh were reportedly killed in an accident between an SUV and a truck in Latur district of Maharashtra, the police said, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, the incident took place when their SUV collided with a speeding truck on Wednesday, the police said.

The accident took place on Nilanga-Udgir road around 12.30 pm as the truck was heading from Nilanga to Devni and the SUV was coming from opposite direction, said an official, as per the PTI.

The four passengers in the SUV died on the spot, he said.

The deceased were identified as Sanjay Jain, Rajiv Jain, Sachin alias Dipak Kumar Jain and Santosh Jain, all of them in their 40s and residents of Indore.

The deceased were in cloth trade and had come to Latur for business purposes, the police official said.

The truck driver fled from the spot and search was on for him while a case of accidental death was registered at Devni police station, the official added.

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