Bhanupratappur, Apr 01: Four persons were killed when their car collided with a truck on a national highway in Kanker district, police said on Thursday.
The accident took place on Wednesday night on NH-30 near Ratesara village under Charama police station limits, around 100 km from here, an official said. According to eyewitness, a speeding truck, which was on the wrong side of the road, rammed into the car near Ratesara on National Highway-30, the official said.
The four occupants of the car Ahmed Ali, Rahmat Ali, Sanju Tirki and Pravin Sinha, who were heading towards Lakhanpuri village, were critically injured, he said. The victims were taken in a police-patrolling vehicle to Charama Hospital, where Ahmed and Rahmat were declared brought dead and Tirki died during treatment, he said. Sinha succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to a hospital in neighbouring Dhamtari district, he added. A case has been registered against the truck driver who fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind, the official said, adding that efforts are on to trace the accused.
In the accident, the deceased Sanju Tirki, age 22, was accused in the murder case and came to the court in Bhanupratappur court on the day of the incident, he was also heard in the court on Thursday and later he became the victim of the accident.