Sedan crashes into dumper; 5 teach­ers, 3 chil­dren killed

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htrajasthan - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@htlive.com

JAIPUR: The car that crashed was fore­most in the queue (of three) and the school prin­ci­pal, iden­ti­fied as Prek­sha Choud­hary, was driv­ing the car. The dumper (in­volved in the ac­ci­dent) has been seized PREM DHANDE, cir­cle of­fi­cer of Salumar

Eight peo­ple were killed and three in­jured in a road ac­ci­dent near Kherad vil­lage on Udaipur-Ban­swara state high­way (SH-10) on Satur­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Among the dead were 5 school teach­ers and three chil­dren. “As per pri­mary in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the ac­ci­dent was re­sult of a sedan car crash­ing into a dumper. The im­pact was so se­vere that five teach­ers and three chil­dren were killed on the spot,” said Prem Dhande, cir­cle of­fi­cer of Salumar, which falls in Udaipur dis­trict.

“Three oth­ers are in­jured and cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment at Ma­ha­rana Bhu­pal Singh hospi­tal in Udaipur,” Dhande said.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, some teach­ers and stu­dents of a pri­vate school were go­ing for a pic­nic at the Salum­ber wa­ter­fall in three dif­fer­ent cars. “The car that crashed was fore­most in the queue and the school prin­ci­pal, iden­ti­fied as Prek­sha Choud­hary, was driv­ing the car. The dumper has been seized,” Dhande said.

The de­ceased have been iden­ti­fied as Man­isha Goswami (28), Mon­ica Kha­teek (22), Santosh Ra­jput (28), Saroj Ya­dav(26) and Geeta Megh­wal (38) — all of them teach­ers — Upen­dra Ra­jput (7), Lak­shya Ya­dav (4) and Sananya Chaud­hary (8) — all of them stu­dents. The in­jured have been iden­ti­fied as Prek­sha Choud­hary (25), Payal Se­vak (22) and Karan Choud­hary (6).

Chief min­is­ter Va­sund­hara Raje and state Congress pres­i­dent Sachin Pi­lot ex­pressed their grief on Twit­ter. “The news of road ac­ci­dent in Udaipur killing of eight peo­ple, in­clud­ing school chil­dren is ex­tremely sad and un­for­tu­nate. May god give strength to the fam­ily mem­bers of the de­ceased. I wish speedy re­cov­ery of the in­jured,” Raje tweeted.

Pi­lot twit­ted, “Deeply sad­dened by loss of life of 8 peo­ple in­clud­ing school chil­dren in a road ac­ci­dent at #Udaipur, #Ra­jasthan. My heart­felt con­do­lences to the griev­ing fam­i­lies.”

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