Wednesday , September 22 2021

2 killed, 1 injured in road accident outside Udaipur airport

Udaipur : Two persons were killed while one seriously injured as the car they were travelling collided with a speeding truck at the road cut just in front of the RanaPratap airport main gate under Dabok police station area on Tuesday early morning. KanakMal Jain (65) resident of Delhi and car driver Ramesh Salvi (25) were killed in the mishap while Bhimalchand Jain is seriously injured. 

According to the sources, Kanakmal and Bhimalchand had come to Udaipur to attend a family wedding. They had to take the early morning flight and the driver was taking them to the airport. As the car took the road cut in front of the airport gate, a speeding truck which was coming from the other end rammed into the vehicle.The driver died on the spot while Kanakmal succumbed to the injuries while treatment. After hitting the car, the truck went out of control and also hit a jeep that was coming from Udaipur direction.

Luckily, people inside the jeep escaped with minor injuries. It was still dark and perhaps due to poor visibility, the car driver could not assess the truck’s distance correctly and took the cut to cross road that caused the accident, sources claimed. The truck driver fled soon after the accident while a case has been registered against him for reckless driving, Dabok police said. There was much commotion outside the airport as vehicles queued up for dropping and picking passengers. 

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