Bhopal: Ch'garh CM loses 3 relatives to a truck accident

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Bhopal, Nov 19: On a crucial day when Chhattisgarh is on its final phase of elections, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh lost 3 relatives in a truck accident in Bhopal.

The accident took place in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh on Tueday night when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck. Following this, the car fell into a gorge and the truck on top of it, along with 40 tons of sand it was carrying from Son River, smothering 6 people who were travelling in it.

The relatives of Raman Singh have been identified as Shyama Singh (60) from Manendragarh area in Chhattisgarh, her daughter Jyoti Singh (35) from Budwa village in Shahdol and Jyoti's three-year-old daughter. The other three have been identified as the driver Ashok Singh Bais, the domestic help Badri Bais, and a teacher of Jyoti Singh's school Prakash Singh.

Jyoti Singh's husband was the brother-in-law of the Chief Minister. While the incident took place around 150 kilometers away from Satna district-bordering Sidhi and Rewa-at around 10:30 pm, the police reached the spot at 2:20 am.

Per the Satna SDOP Phool Singh Tekam, a case was registered at Ram Nagar and was then transferred to Rampur Naikan for further investigations. "We reached the spot at around 2.20 am. All six people in the car died on the spot. Driver of the truck survived, but with suffered fatal injuries. We have referred him to medical college hospital in Rewa for further treatment," he said.

The car was coming from Rewa and the truck was coming from the opposite direction. Forensic lab will be investigating whether the truck driver was carrying any drug or not. However, investigations are in a preliminary stage and it is difficult to tell the exact reason of the collision.

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