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5 Axis Bank employees die in tragic road accident in Jaisalmer

According to the police, the victims were employees of of Khantushyam Ji branch of Axis Bank and were traveling in a car from Jaisalmer to Pokhran.

February 25, 2019, 12:46 pm

Pokhran-Jaisalmer road accident axix bank employees

Five employees of the Axis Bank who died in the Jaisalmer accident.

Jaipur: Five people died, while three others were injured in a tragic road accident near Chacha village on NH-11 Pokhran-Jaisalmer Marg on Sunday evening. Two cars that the victims were travelling in collided head-on. Five died on the spot. The injured were referred to a hospital in Jodhpur due to their critical condition. The bodies were handed over to the family members after a postmortem examination on Monday. The five deceased people were identified as Rajendra Singh, a resident of Sikar, Pradeep Chauhan, resident of Jhunjhunu, Mukesh Nitharwal, resident of Reengus, Rahul Arora, resident of Ajmer and Sumeet Sahu, resident of Reengus. According to the police, the victims were employees of of Khantushyam Ji branch of Axis Bank and were traveling in a car from Jaisalmer to Pokhran. An SUV in which three people including pradhan of a nearby village, his sister and daughter were travelling collided with their car. Pradhan and his family were on their way to nearby Chacha village. Pradhan Amtullah Meher (25), his sister Shabeena (20), daughter Rehmatullah Kasmi and driver Aehjaj (24) were seriously injured. The treatment of the victims is going on in a hospital at Jodhpur. The family was returning from a  Congress Sammelan in Pokhran on Sunday, added police. The deceased Mukesh Nitharwal updated his Facebook profile picture an hour before the accident at Pokhran. He was felicitated at a function in Pokhran on Sunday, said officials.

First published: February 25, 2019