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Trailer, fog kill two on NH-33

Jamshedpur, Dec. 1: A man and his son-in-law were killed in a road accident on NH-33 near the steel city, early morning today.

Ganesh Gorai, 50, was killed on the spot when his motorbike rammed into a trailer parked in the middle of the road at Bhilaipahadi under MGM police station area, about 15km away from here.

Gorai’s son-in-law, Radhey, who was riding pillion died on the spot as well. Both Gorai and Radhey succumbed to their head injuries before help could arrive.

The senior man was the resident of Simuldanga village in Jamshedpur block, while son-in-law Radhey lived at Bagmundi block of Purulia in Bengal.

Police recovered the bodies and sent them to MGM Medical College and Hospital’s mortuary for post-mortem.

A family member said the victims were returning home after attending a wedding ceremony at Shankosai in Mango last evening. The two got delayed and had to travel in the morning fog.

According to sources, the trailer had been standing at the spot for the past three days.

“Local people told us that the trailer had broken down and had been standing almost in the middle of the highway. Since the two were travelling early in the morning visibility was low and the area was covered in thick fog.

“That was one of the main reasons behind the accident. The two crashed into the trailer even before they could realise that it was there,” said a relative, while talking to The Telegraph.

A pall of gloom descended upon the village when the two bodies were brought back for their last rites later in the day today.

Swapna Gorai, Radhey’s widow, who is in her early twenties, was visiting from Purulia, could not be controlled. The father of a two-year-old son, Radhey, worked in a factory in Purulia.

The incident has once again brought to the fore front the illegal parking of heavy vehicles like trucks, trailers and containers in front of dhaba and motels along the NH-33.

Thick winter fog also adds on to the problem.

Deputy superintendent of police (Mango) Shailendra Kumar Srivastava said the police have seized the trailer.

He said they would register a case against the driver as well as owner of the trailer.

“The police will also start a drive to ensure that no vehicles are left on the highway stranded,” he said.

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