Eight killed after car hits truck on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura

Updated: Jun 17, 2019, 15:19 IST | mid-day online desk

A call was received at the Police Control Room (PCR) at around 8.20 a.m. informing the police about the accident following which a team was rushed to the spot

Eight killed after car hits truck on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura
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Mathura: Eight members of a family were killed during a car crash at the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Police said that during the accident, an 11-year-old girl was also killed

According to the incident, the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura. Police Control Room (PCR) at around 8.20 a.m received a call about the accident. Following which a team was rushed to the spot.

"A Wagon R going from Noida to Agra lost control and rammed into a truck moving ahead of it. The car was so badly damaged that gas cutters had to be used to bring the occupants out. All of them were rushed to a nearby hospital where five persons were declared brought dead," a senior police officer said.

Reportedly, one of the injured persons during the accident succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, while the two others were taken to a hospital in Agra. However, doctors reported that they breathed their last in the hospital.

"We have sent the bodies for post-mortem and have informed the relatives of the deceased," the officer said, adding that the truck driver fled from the spot with his vehicle.

Further investigation is underway.

With inputs from IANS

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