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Three police officers were crushed to death and two others sustained injuries when a speeding truck overturned and fell on a police patrolling vehicle at 5 am today morning. The incident was reported from Patna’s Beur Mor and two police constables and the driver died on the spot.
The deceased have been identified as constable Prabhu Sah, constable Pukhraj Sah and driver Rajesh Kumar, the Times of India (TOI) stated in its report. Meanwhile, sub-inspector Siyacharan Paswan and constable Srikant Singh have been admitted to PMCH.
Trainee DSP Pranjal Tripathi was quoted by ANI as saying that three policemen died and two others sustained injuries after an over speeding truck lost control and overturned on a police patrolling vehicle, near the Beur More in Patna, early morning today. The injured policemen were admitted to a hospital, Tripathi said.

Bihar | Three policemen died and two others sustained injuries after an overspeeding truck lost control & overturned on a police patrolling vehicle, near the Beur More in Patna, early morning today. The injured policemen were admitted to a hospital: Trainee DSP Pranjal Tripathi pic.twitter.com/CDFvRoiPzc

Media reports stated that the accident might have happened due to dense fog in the morning. The police vehicle was heading towards Beur Mor from Anisabad Mor for routine patrolling when the overspeeding truck fell on the vehicle and it caught fire.
Locals informed the police on hearing the loud noise and bodies were recovered from the charred remains of the police vehicle. A team of fire brigade personnel also reached the spot and doused the flames.
According to a report published in the Bhaskar, the accident was severe and the post-mortem report revealed that the driver’s ribcage was completely damaged and his face was fully burnt. The heads and chests of both the deceased constables were severely damaged.
Arun Kumar, the station house officer of the Gardanibagh police station, told Bhaskar that one of the injured constables called him and informed about the accident. A police team rushed to the spot and immediately took the injured to the hospital. The speeding truck was loaded with stone chips and it rammed into the police vehicle, leading to the accident.
As per the reports, the explosion was so loud that its sound was heard for about 500 meters. The fuel tank of the police vehicle might have caught fire and the gypsy was completely damaged.
Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched into the matter. The truck driver, who is on the run is a native of Jharkhand. Bhaskar reported that the registration of the vehicle was done at Hazaribagh DTO office. Shugna Traffic Zone Police will file a complaint on the basis of ASI Siyacharan Paswan’s statement.
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