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Two medicos died in road mishap

Ranchi, April 20: A pall of gloom descended on the RIMS campus after two junior doctors died in a road accident, while two others sustained injuries, past midnight yesterday.

The unfortunate incident occurred at 12.30am on Sunday, when a truck rammed into their car from the rear on the Ranch-Ramgarh Road. The junior doctors were on their way to have dinner at Madhuban Dhaba, some 20km from here, after their last paper of the final postgraduate examination on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Prem Kumar Prasad (30), a resident of Heerapur, Chiragora in Dhanbad, and Shashikant Prasad (31), a resident of Achughara in Barh, Patna. They used to stay in RIMS PG Hostel 6 and Anuradha Apartment, Harihar Singh Road, Morabadi, respectively. Their bodies were sent to their native places today.

Those injured include Manoj Kumar and Varun, both in their 30s. They are undergoing treatment at the trauma centre of RIMS and were reported to be out of danger. Manoj is a resident of Sitamarhi and Varun hails from Munger.

Sources said the impact of the collision was so strong that it badly damaged even the front portion of the doctors’ car. An FIR has been registered in this connection. Police have traced the truck but its driver is absconding.

The doctors held a condolence meeting today.

Road accidents are a chronic problem for the city.

A first-year science student of Gossner College, Ravi Bhusan Minz (17), had died on February 11 in a road accident that took place in front of Capital Hospital on Hazaribagh Road at Kanta Toli under Lower Bazaar police station.

On March 12, a 24-year-old youth sustained injuries when a school bus ran over him in front of Rahul Hotel in between Kanta Toli and Dangra Toli chowk under Lower Bazaar police station area.

On April 7, a speeding bus of St Xavier’s School, deputed for the service of Delhi Public School (DPS), claimed the life of a cyclist at Dibdih under Doranda police station area of the city. A retired CRPF driver was driving the bus.

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