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Blood spills on highway, tracks

Two persons were killed in a highway accident while another was injured on railway tracks since Monday night.

While the first mishap took place on NH-33 in Chandil in Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday morning, the other happened at Govindpur level crossing, on the outskirts of Jamshedpur, around Monday midnight.

The deceased have been identified as Sukheswar Sardar (25) and Jogeshwar Mahli (35), both residents of Bhadodih village in Chandil.

The duo were returning from Jamshedpur after shopping for a wedding in the family when a speeding truck knocked them off the bike they were riding at a sharp bend near Jhaburi village around 11am.

The two were rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi, but died during treatment. The bodies have been sent to MGM Medical College in Dimna for post-mortem.

ASI of Sakchi thana Sambhu Majhi said they had registered a case against the unidentified truck, which managed to flee the spot.

In the other incident, the victim has been identified as Ajit Kumar (30), a resident of Ranchi and working in a private company in Govindpur.

According to a relative, Ajit was taking a stroll after dinner along the tracks. Lost in his thoughts, he failed to notice the train coming from Tatanagar and was hit.

Ajit was found with head and leg injuries by a patrol team at 12.30am and taken to MGM hospital. He was shifted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi on Tuesday afternoon.

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