News Reading Practice #30

(100 Day Challenge)


Press Trust of India

Eight people, including a child, were charred to death in their SUV as it caught fire after hitting a truck in Bareilly district, the police said on Sunday.

The driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle after a tyre puncture. It jumped the barrier onto the other side of the road and was hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction, they said.

The accident occurred late on Saturday near Dubhaura village in the Bhojipura area on the Bareilly Nainital road, they added.

By the time the police reached the spot, the SUV was engulfed in flames, the police said.

Superintendent of Police Sushil Chandrabhan confirmed the deaths of the eight people, including the child.

The victims have been identified as Furkan (40), Mohammed Ayyub (36), Babu Mansoori (8), Mohammad Aalim (22), Mohammad Ashiq Shameem

(34), Mohammad Asif (22), Mohammad Arif (24), Mohammad Shadab (19), all residents of the Baheri area, the police said.

According to the police, the SUV belonged to a grocery shop owner, Sumit Gupta, who had lent it to Furkan and company for attending a wedding in Bareilly.

The SUV went out of control just a kilometre ahead of the Bhojipura police station. When the car caught fire, those sitting inside were stuck as the doors of the car did not open, probably due to malfunctioning of the central locking system.

Bareilly's Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Chandra Mohan Sharma said it was difficult to tell the reason for the accident. It may have been the tyre burst or the driver may have slept at the wheel, he said. The reason will become clear after the investigation by the forensic team, he added.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the deaths.

Bareilly's Chief Fire Officer said the reason for the accident can be determined only after the investigation by a forensic team. PTI


CHARRED - Partially burned or scorched, often referring to the surface of something. (കരിയുക)

BARRIER - A physical obstruction preventing movement or access. (തടസ്സം)

ENGULFED - Completely surrounded or covered, often by a destructive force like fire or water. (വിഴുങ്ങിക്കളയുക)

IDENTIFIED - To establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is. (തിരിച്ചറിയുക)

VICTIMS - Individuals who suffer harm or negative consequences as a result of an event or action. (ആപത്തുനേരിട്ടവൻ)

LENT - To temporarily give or allow someone to use something. (കടം കൊടുക്കുക)

MALFUNCTIONING - Not working properly or experiencing a failure in operation. (ശരിയായ രീതിയിൽ പ്രവർത്തിക്കാതിരിക്കുക)

INVESTIGATION - The process of examining, researching, or probing to gather information and uncover facts. (അന്വേഷിക്കുക)

DETERMINED - Discover or establish exactly by research or calculation. (കണ്ടെത്തുക)