TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
CIMA Gallary

Three die in NH-33 mishap

Three members of a family were killed while one was critically injured when their car collided head-on with a bus in Tamar on NH-33 on Friday morning, underscoring the urgent need for four-laning of the highway.

Ashok Haldar, owner of a medicine shop in Tamar, was going to Jamshedpur with his wife and two grown-up daughters when the accident occurred around 9.30am. Haldar, in his late 40s, was at the wheels.

According to rural superintendent of police A.V. Minz, the speeding private bus, on its way from Jamshedpur to Ranchi, hit the car near Ulidih village under Tamar police station. Haldar, his wife and one of the girls died on the spot. The other was rushed to RIMS in Ranchi, where she is undergoing treatment.

According to eyewitnesses, the speeding bus was trying to overtake a goods carrier and in the process, ended up hitting the van.

The accident triggered traffic snarls on the busy Ranchi-Tata road as the mangled vehicle lay on the road for a while. Police took around two hours to clear the road.

“Normal traffic has been restored. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem,” Minz said.

The fatal accident left the deceased’s neighbours shocked. Ajay Gupta, one of the neighbours, said Haldar was an amiable man, who used to participate in social activities. “The van was completely mangled. It was difficult to identify Haldar’s critically injured daughter. The killer bus was dragged away with the help of a crane,” said Gupta.

Others said that the accident could have been averted had the Ranchi-Jamshedpur four-laning project was completed.

 More stories in Jharkhand

  • Racing ahead of all
  • City bus strike threat over no pay
  • Make your trip
  • General tickets sold out on Day 2
  • Three die in NH-33 mishap
  • Activists slam Maoist 'body bombs'
  • Cong divided in Santhal belt
  • Software lottery for school seats no rocket science
  • Papal envoy in Khunti today
  • Sonari murder finger at wife
  • Herd kills 1 in Saranda
  • Thrust on a beautiful mind
  • Soccer power for girls
  • Munda 'exposes' JMM doublespeak
  • Capital debut for crime e-tracker
  • Court seeks report on RS polls probe
  • Birthdays unite rivals
  • Govt talks to begin after Jan. 14
  • UCIL plays pedal saviour
  • Colourful warm-up
  • Chakulia gets train to Ranchi
  • Terminal to miss cricket deadline
  • Creative speed on 'wheels'