2 die after fire brigade crushes motorcycle at Ayad
Two people on a motorcycle died after they were hit by a speeding fire fighting vehicle. The mishap took place today at Ayad’s Pipli Chowk area today afternoon. A large number of people gathered at the scene and demanded compensation for the deceased.
Two people on a motorcycle died after they were hit by a speeding fire fighting vehicle. The mishap took place at Ayad’s Pipli Chowk area today afternoon. A large number of people gathered at the scene and demanded compensation for the deceased.
The deceased Kesulal Gayri (22) and his uncle Omkarlal Gayri (45) residents of Khemli were heading towards MB Hospital to meet a relative admitted there. While crossing Ayad, a speeding fire fighting vehicle went out of control and hit both victims before crashing into a closed grocery shop.
Kesulal died on the spot while Omkarlal was severely injured. The fire fighters and the driver fled away leaving their vehicle on the spot.
According to sources, the fire brigade was rushing towards Pratap Nagar following information of fire, suddenly another vehicle came in front of the fire brigade and in order to escape the accident, the driver turned the vehicle on other side but crushed the motorcycle.
Both victims got stuck in the truck for a long time until people of the area somehow pulled them out. Severely injured Omkarlal was rushed to the hospital but he died during treatment.
Residents of the area said that the Pipli Chowk Road is very congested and not suitable for heavy vehicles like fire brigade; moreover the vehicle was speeding and the driver could not control it resulting in the fatal accident.
Police officers from Sukher, Pratap Nagar and Hiran Magri Police Stations rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.
Bodies are shifted to the mortuary for postmortem and relatives of the victims were informed. Both Kesulal and Omkarlal were skilled labour and residents of Khemli.
Compensation of Rs. 150,000 to each family of the deceased, of which Rs.100,000 will be contributed by the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and Rs.50,000 will be contributed by the CM Relief Fund