2 years back this family lost 4 members in dumper mishap
New Delhi: The fateful accident of KN Katju Marg in Rohini in which three of a family were killed with just a 3 year old child as lone survivor has brought back the memory of the fateful accident of 26 July 2017 in which four of a family died with only one survivor in the family.
The similarity in both the accidents were that the cars were hit by a dumpers in Delhi.
Lamha zaidi was a 7 year old girl when she bundled inside an Innova along with her cousins in Meerut, little did the girl know that this Delhi trip would be the most traumatic trip of her life.
Two of her cousins 18 year old Azhar Abbas and 14 year old Juhi along with her Uncle Qamar Abbas and aunt Anjum Zaidi never returned. On 26 July 2017, while returning from IGI Airport where the family went to receive their relatives from Iran met with a severe accident.
The speeding duper was to blame which toppled from another road crashing into the innova at National Highway 24. Four of a family were crushed to death.
While 7 year old Lamha, the daughter of Anjum's sister, the three Iranian nationals Kalbe Abbas, his wife and son also miraculously survived along with Abbas Mehdi son of the deceased couple.
"I am still to come to terms with the vaccum their absence has created. These dumpers running on Delhi roads are deadly which could snatch away innocent lives. I can relate to the horror of the relatives of the family which recently met with another duper accident. I know how toough it would be for them, " said Shabnam Zaidi, lamha's mother.
"We know how it feels after loosing a family member, we have been running from Police stations to Courts after the accident to compelte formalities. We shiver at the sight of a dumper. The Delhi government and the police should take stringest action agansit the errant drivers," said Syed Abbas, shabna's husband. The Delhi Police said that in 2018 they have prosecuted 1395 dumpers and till February 15 this year, 53 dumpers have been prosecuted.