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Car skids off Punjabi Bagh flyover, 3 BBA students dead

A ride to the exam centre turned into a horrific accident, after three students were killed and four others sustained grievous injuries, when their Honda City car, skidded off the Punjabi Bagh flyover on Monday morning.

The students, who were pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course, from Delhi Institute of Professional studies- were on their way to attend their first semester exam at a college in Narela.

Sanchit Chabbra (19) and Ritu (18), died on the spot, as they succumbed to internal injuries. Rajat, who was driving the car, later succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS Trauma centre. The four injured students have been identified as -Pranav, Garima, Rishab and Raja. The injured students are in a critical condition and admitted in the ICU at AIIMS Trauma Centre.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), Vijay Kumar, the accident was reported around 8 am in the morning.

"The students first assembled at Rajat's residence in East Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, and then left together. We are still trying to establish how the accident took place," Kumar said.

The police have claimed that the car was being driven at a high speed. When the Honda City reached the Punjabi Bagh flyover, the driver lost control of the car and broke through the cemented divider landing several feet below the flyover.

"I was sitting below the flyover. The car toppled at least two times and was completely damaged. The car landed a few metres near a railway line and at that time a train was also passing through the area, the train driver stopped when he saw the accident," said Mohammad Zia Ul Haq, an eyewitness.

By the time the police and Ambulance arrived at the spot, a large crowd had gathered at the accident site. All the students had been taken out of the car. Eyewitnesses claimed that Sanchit was stuck under the wreckage of the car, while the rest of the students were bleeding profusely.

"Sanchit and Ritu died on the spot. They were taken to Sanjay Gandhi hospital mortuary. The injured students who have sustained grievous injuries are at AIIMS Trauma. We are trying to ascertain if the driver of the car had a license," said Kumar.

The police managed to identify the students on the basis of their identification cards and course books.

Sanchit and Ritu's parents had come to Sanjay Gandhi mortuary to claim their bodies.

"Sanchit was studying the entire night for the exam. They were all fellow batch mates and were going to give an exam," said Sanchit's father, Rajkumar Chhabra.
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