Fog claims two lives in capital

Published: 21 November, 2011 07:08 IST | Atul Krishan |

Three major accidents were reported in the early hours on Sunday. Dense fog in the morning has reduced visibility in Delhi

Three major accidents were reported in the early hours on Sunday. Dense fog in the morning has reduced visibility in Delhi

Dense fog during the early hours on Sunday led to a number of accidents in the Capital. The first incident was reported from National Highway no. 1, in which one person died while 11 others were injured, after a private van rammed into a mini truck. The van, ferrying around 16 people from Panipat to Yamuna Vihar, was loaded beyond capacity.

Tragedy: Fog on a road in Delhi on Sunday morning.

"The truck had halted at a traffic signal near Alipur. The van driver did not see it due to the fog and rammed into it. The collision was so powerful that the mini truck hit another truck. The injured were rushed to Raja Harish Chander hospital, where one person was declared dead on arrival," said a police official.

The Porsche and the motorcycle involved in an accident at Lodhi Road
police station. Pics/Imtiyaz Khan and Subhash Barolia

The second incident was reported from Lodhi Colony area of south Delhi, in which two persons were injured after their bike was hit by a Porsche car. The driver was identified as Ashima Aggarwal and an FIR under Section 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt, endangering life or personal safety of others) was registered against her.

"Ashima was coming from Khan Market along with her husband. The boys on the bike were identified as Navin and Neeraj and they were coming from Nizamuddin area. The incident took place near the Sai Baba temple," said the police official.

Class VIII student crushed
In yet another incident, a Class VIII student was crushed to death under a blue line bus. The deceased, identified as Laxmi Kumari Mourya (12), was trying to board the bus while it was still moving. "Laxmi had come to attend the National Talent Research Exam in the area. She was returning home when she met with the accident. She was trying to board the bus of route number 103, plying between Narela and Azadpur," said a police official. The errant driver, Vedpal, has been arrested.

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