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2 dead as CNG tempo catches fire after collision

Two persons were burnt to death and two others injured as the CNG tempo they were traveling in caught fire following a head-on collision with a car near village <g data-gr-id="17">Duhai</g> on Delhi-Meerut road on Saturday, said police.

SHO Muradnagar Ummed Yadav told that car driver, P K Aggarwal, was traveling from Delhi towards Meerut. On reaching village <g data-gr-id="25">Duhai</g> he lost his control over steering as a result of which his car jumped the road divider and collided head-on against the CNG tempo coming from <g data-gr-id="26">Murdanagar</g> towards Ghaziabad, police said.

Due to high-speed collision an explosion took place in the tempo’s CNG tank and fire engulfed the tempo. <g data-gr-id="29">Driver</g> of the tempo Sonu (21) and a woman passenger Rajwati (88) were charred to death on the spot. Another woman passenger 21-year-old Kanta and the car driver P K Aggarwal sustained severe injuries, they said. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, they added.

Bodies of Sonu and Rajwati have been sent for postmortem. An FIR has been registered against car driver P K Aggarwal for <g data-gr-id="23">rash</g> and negligent driving under various sections of IPC, police said. Police have arrested Aggarwal who is now under custody at <g data-gr-id="20">hospital</g>, said SHO.
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