Gorakhpur: At least seven persons were
killed and 11 others injured, three of them seriously, when a
jeep collided with a tractor-trolley loaded with bricks in
neighbouring Kushinagar district, police said here today.
The accident took place at Titla village in Kotwali area
last evening when the driver of the Gorakhpur-bound jeep lost
control over the vehicle and hit the tractor-trolley coming
from the opposite direction.
According to police, four persons died on the spot while
the other three succumbed on their way to hospital.
The injured have been admitted to the BRD Medical College
Hospital here. The condition of three of them is stated to be
The driver of jeep is among the dead.
The driver and helper of the tractor-trolley fled the
scene after the accident, police said adding that efforts are
on to nab them.
HESCO Gaon, a model village at Shuklapur area, was
also hit badly due to floods in river Asan following which
noted environmentalists Sunderlal Bahuguna and Anil Joshi were
forced to shift elsewhere in the city.
Power generation in the state improved to 18-19
million units today after a fall of 4-5 million units
yesterday when a series of power houses were shut down due to
heavy silt in the major rivers.
The Upper Ganga canal at Haridwar, however, remained
closed today due to which two power projects-Mohamadpur and
Pathari were shut down.
The water level in the Ganga and Yamuna fell below the
danger level. Authorities have issued an alert to nearby
border districts of Muzaffarnagar and Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh
after the Ganga crossed the danger level in Haridwar yesterday
inundating a large number of villages in the district and
Traffic to Chardham tourist circuit comprising
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines also
affected due to lanslides at number of places.