A total of 13 road accidents took place in various parts of the state on Friday and 22 people sustained injuries.
Police sources said a family from Podamari village of Digapahandi area in Ganjam district were on their way to Ghatagaon to offer puja at Maa Tarini temple. They hired a van to visit the temple.
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The accident took place in the Kosi Kalan Police Station area when a wedding party was returning from Umraya village of Mathura district around 11 pm on Tuesday.
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The deceased is identified as Liya Jiji of Meloor, Thrissur. Her friend Jibin Joy, 23, of Koratty, is admitted to a private hospital near Angamaly with severe injuries, police said.
The police said, five people were traveling in a car from Bengaluru to Krishnagiri on Sunday morning. At Koneripalli, a lorry which was heading to Krishnagiri, suddenly tried to halt.
According to police, heavy rain and darkness hindered rescue operations at the spot of the accident at Ankaibari shivar in Nandgaon taluka, about 100 km from Nashik city.
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The compensation amount rose from Rs 51 lakh in 2019 to Rs 5.39 crore in 2022. So far this year, Rs 5.93 crore has been disbursed to the victims and the kin of deceased persons.
Stating that it was over-speeding of the auto driver that caused the accident, the DCP said police will determine, if there was any negligence on the part of the truck driver.
The police suspect negligent and rash driving of both the autorickshaw and lorry driver may have led to the accident.
A Janrath bus of the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation (Roadways) collided with a jeep coming from the opposite direction, killing five people travelling in the jeep.
The onlookers who noticed the girl’s predicament, shouted at the driver to stop the van which he immediately did but by then the girl died.
The vehicle fell into the gorge while trying to save a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction, Nainital SSP Prahlad Narayan Meena said.
However, the delay in fund allocation has hindered its execution in these urban areas, exacerbating the accident rate.
Around 4 am on Wednesday, when they were travelling on the brick-laden tractor-trolley towards Baheri, an unidentified vehicle hit them from behind near the Adalpur village.
In Sundargarh district, two cyclists were killed after a speeding car hit them from behind at Jharmunda village.
The report suggests that maximum men killed in road accidents were in the age group 19-30 years while women killed in road accidents were 40 years and above.
Their car met with an accident due to a collision with a truck on NH 58. When the mishap occurred, the victims were on their way to Haridwar from Delhi.
Police said initial investigation suggested Behera had mistakenly put the car on reverse mode and hit Sulochana and her husband while they were going towards their vehicle.