UP: 3 dead, 2 missing as truck falls in Ganga breaking guardrail

Senior officials are at the spot and are overseeing search operations.

By: PTI | Mirzapur | Published:November 23, 2016 7:35 pm

Three people, including a woman, drowned and two others are missing after the truck they were travelling in fell into the Ganga river breaking the guardrail of the Shastri bridge in Mirzapur, police said Wednesday.

The truck, which was not carrying goods and was on its way to Mirzapur from Aurai, fell into the river after breaking the railing of the bridge late last night, police said.

Bodies of driver Pappu (28) and labourers Gauri (30) and Rajpati (28), all locals, were recovered this morning, they said, adding an operation is on to find helper Vijay and Sunil.

Due to lack of visibility in the night, search operations could be started in the morning only and the three bodies and the truck have been fished out, police said. A steering failure could have led to the accident, police said. Senior officials are at the spot and are overseeing search operations, they added.