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Five dead and one injured in two separate road accidents in Jharkhand

Five people have been killed and one injured in two separate road accidents in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand, police said on Thursday.

Four people were killed and one injured when a private car bound for Ichak carrying five people collided with the Siwane River guard wall near the village of Nagwa on NH-33, a senior officer said of the font.

Police Superintendent Manoj Ratan Chouthe said the crash may have been caused by heavy fog as nothing was visible at the time of the early morning crash.

The driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting the guard wall and colliding with a utility pole, which resulted in the death of three people at the scene and two others seriously injured.

After being informed of the incident, a police team led by the officer in charge of Ichak police station, Devendra Kumar, rushed to the scene and began rescue operations.

The mutilated bodies of the deceased identified as Lalan Kumar, Chandan Kumar Mehta and Ashwini Kumar Mehta, all from Ichak, were sent to Hazaribag Medical College Hospital (HMCH) for autopsy, SP said.

The two injured Chandan Pandey and Sandip Kumar were rushed to HMCH for treatment and were referred to RIMS Ranchi as their condition was very serious. At RIMS, Chandan Pandey, one of the injured, succumbed to his injuries. The police registered a case at the Ichak police station in this regard.

In another accident, the SP said a motorcyclist was killed in Charhi on the NH-33 when he collided with an oncoming vehicle. The identity of the deceased is not yet established.

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