MEGHNAGAR : One person was killed while other suffered severe injuries as a tanker carrying acid overturned on Sunday near Jhabua-Meghnagar road.
The deceased identified as Jagdish Mangilal, resident of Barnagar was driving the truck and died on the spot while cleaner Kamal Banno Singh Rajput got injured severely. He was rushed to the district hospital and was undergoing treatment.
As per the eyewitnesses, a massive incident averted as the incident occurred near Anas river where many devotees were busy in immersing the idol of Lord Ganesha. They also alleged that the administrative team didn’t reach at the spot after the incident.
Agitated with the poor safety management of the police and administration, residents said that neither there were barricades nor any police force was deployed. The acid got mixed with the water of Anas river due to which, now they have to face water scarcity.
In this regards, Tehsildar KS Gautam informed that CMO has been instructed to inspect the water of the river and after that, necessary action would be taken. According to police officials, the driver lost control of the tanker while taking a turn and overturned.
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