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India: 1 Missionary of Charity Brother killed, 5 others injured in vehicular mishap 

The ambulance in which the MC brothers were travelling on Sept 15, 2022 (Photo supplied)

One Missionaries of Charity Brother was killed and five others were injured in a car accident in India on September 15. 

The Missionaries of Charity (MC) Brothers is a congregation started by Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata.

Brother Sujeet Kindo, (60), passed away. Another brother is very critical—Benjamin Biswas, who was driving the vehicle, has several fractures.

The funeral for Brother Kindo was held at Harmu Parish Ranchi on September 17. 

He hailed from Tiklipara village in Sawnmara parish in Rourkela diocese, Sundargarh district of the neighboring state of Odisha.

According to sources, 10 MC Brother Superiors who are working in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand states and four others held their renewal program (September 10-15) in Harmu Housing Colony in Ranchi, the capital city of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. 

On September 15, after the program, they went to Hundru Falls for sightseeing in two vehicles. As they were returning, one of the vehicles met a terrible accident. 

The Hundru Falls is a waterfall in Jharkhand's Ranchi district. It is India's 34th highest waterfall. It is one of the area's most well-known tourist attractions. 

Most probably, at midday hours, the ambulance (Sumo) of the MC Brothers lost its balance and hit violently against a tree. All six brothers are very seriously injured. 

Among the seriously injured Brothers are Benjamin Biswas (47), Roshan Minj (21), Ranjith Kullu (45), Rajesh Kerketta (40), Tobias Xaxa (20), and Anthony Toppo (50). All of them are seriously injured in the head and hands. 

Brother Biswas was driving the Sumo ambulance. His left hand is fractured and eight of his left ribs are broken. He is in the ICU at Maa Ram Pyari Super Speciality Hospital, Ranchi. 

Brother Toppo is also seriously ill and is being treated in the intensive care unit at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi.

They had gone for an outing to Hundru Fall, and the incident happened while returning, Brother Ajit Tirkey (who was not part of the team) told RVA News. 

Bhagwan Thomson, in charge of the local police station, reached the place and sent all of them to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Ranchi, by ambulance 108. – Frida Toppo  


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