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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 7:56 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 12:55 PM (IST)

Driver dies as tree falls on auto

Victim was waiting to pick up his daughter outside govt school in Sector 37

11 trees uprooted

  • At least 11 trees were uprooted in various parts of the city due to heavy rain in the morning. Among these, three trees fell in Sector 15 and were removed by an MC team.
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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 11

An auto driver was killed after a tree fell on the auto at Sector 37 this afternoon. The police said the auto driver had been identified as 46-year-old Naresh Kumar, a resident of Maloya.

Sources said Naresh was waiting to pick up his daughter outside a government school in Sector 37 when the incident took place. The tree smashed the windscreen of the auto and hit the driver.

People present at the spot and local residents rushed to the rescue of the injured driver and informed the police.

A PCR vehicle and a team of firefighters reached the spot. The victim was rushed to the PGI where doctors declared him brought dead.

A daily diary report (DDR) has been lodged at the Sector 39 police station.


Past incidents

June 12, 2019 - A 52-year-old man was killed while two others were injured when trees fell on them during a thunderstorm in Mauli Jagran

August 13, 2018 - A 35-year-old man was killed and his younger brother injured after a tree fell on them while they were riding a motorcycle in Sector 10

June 2, 2018 - A person was killed after a tree, uprooted by winds, fell on him on the road separating Sector 10 and 11

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