Another tragic mishap in Haryana; 5 children killed

Fifth major road mishap in Haryana this month. 9 people including 5 children killed in a car-truck collision.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 23, 2012 12:34:24 pm

In yet another tragic major mishap in Haryana,nine people including five children died in a car-truck collision,in Fatehabad district,on Monday.

All the occupants of the car,died on the spot. This is the fifth major road mishap in Haryana,this month.

According to the police,the car was overtaking another vehicle when it rammed head-on into the oncoming truck. The truck driver was detained by the police for questioning.

The mishap took place at about 730 am on national highway 10 (Fatehabad-Sirsa) road,when the Hyundai Verna car rammed into the oncoming truck. All the deceased were identified as members of one family,including two men,two women and five children – all travelling in the car.

The preliminary investigations conducted by the police revealed that the Verna’s driver was driving the vehicle at breakneck speed,which led to the mishap. The police and passersby took more than an hour to extricate the badly bruised bodies from the mangles of the car. Traffic got disrupted on the highway for over an hour,till the police cleared both the vehicles off the highway.

“there was no fog in the morning,so cause of accident due to fog is ruled out. The eye eyewitnesses mention that the driver of the car was driving it very rash and in an attempt to overtake anther vehicle rammed into the oncoming truck. All the occupants of the car are dead. We are yet investigating the matter. The first priority was the accident scene management,which shall now be followed by the factors which led to this mishap”,said Satender Kumar Gupta,Superintendent of Police,Fatehabad.

This is the fifth such tragic mishap on Haryana roads,this month. While on January 2,14 school children died in Saha,Ambala district,the next day six died and 12 got injured in a car and oil tanker collision in Sonipat district,followed by another mishap in Palwal in which six persons got killed last week and another mishap took place in Panipat last week,in which 12 school children sustained grievous injuries,when the school bus in which they were travelling overturned leaving a dozen children injured.

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