Chandrapur: A diesel tanker and a timber truck collided head-on near Ajaypur on the Chandrapur-Mul highway on Thursday night. Nine people in the tanker and truck died at the scene in the accident. A truck carrying timber from Wadsa in Gadchiroli district to Chandrapur and a diesel tanker truck heading from Chandrapur to Mool collided head-on with both vehicles. Nine people in the truck and tanker died at the scene. Drivers Ajay Sudhakar Dongre (30), Prashant Manohar Nagarale (33), Mangesh Pralhad Tiple (30), Mahipal Parchake (25), Balkrishna Tukaram Telang (46), Sainath Bapuji Kodape (40) and Sandeep Ravindra Atram (22) were among the victims. ) Ra. All the workers from Tohogaon came to Chandrapur to unload the wood. He died in the accident. Diesel tanker driver Hanif Khan (35, Amravati) and his assistant Sukhdev Champatrao Kaikadi (35, Wardha) were also killed at the scene.
Due to this accident, the traffic on the Chandrapur-Gadchiroli route was interrupted for some time. Ramnagar police called their families to identify the deceased. The body was taken to Chandrapur District General Hospital. Meanwhile, MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar demanded Rs 5 lakh from Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.