JAIPUR: Three people, including two women, died in a road accident near Bharatpur on Monday. They were traveling for treatment in an ambulance from Agra to Jaipur. Two others were injured when the ambulance collided with a tree. This is second such accident in Bharatpur in the same area in just a matter of days. In the previous accident on Friday there were four fatalities.
The deceased were identified as Maharaj Singh, Mamta Devi and Gulab Devi. The two injured include the driver. The deceased belonged to Sikandarpur near Agra and the accident occurred around 3:30am.
“The two women who died were being taken to Jaipur for treatment.
Although we have not received much information, it appears that the two deceased were being taken for heart treatment. The reason behind the accident appears to be that the ambulance driver fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle because of which it collided with the tree,” said an official of Lakhanpur police station.
The official stated that while two persons died on the spot, the third died while being taken to the hospital. Since Friday, a total of seven lives have been claimed in road accidents in the same police station area on Jaipur-Agra national highway.
On Friday, four persons from Jaipur were killed in a road accident in Bharatpur’s Lakhanpur police station area on the same Jaipur-Agra national highway. The deceased were from Jhotwara in Jaipur and were killed when their car collided with a tanker. The deceased persons included a minor as well as two women.Source: TOI