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Couple among three killed in Yamuna e-way road accident

Couple among three killed in Yamuna e-way road accident

Greater Noida: In a tragic road mishap, three persons including a woman were killed while another woman was left with severe injuries after the car they were travelling rammed into a truck at Yamuna Expressway in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Tuesday morning. Police officials said that the incident occurred due to over speeding.

According to police, the incident took place around 8:30 am. Among the victims Ankur Gupta (28), his fiancée Neha Gupta (25) and Neha's brother Kartik Gupta (20) died while Neha's younger sister Deeksha Gupta(24) was critically injured and is undergoing treatment at a nearby private hospital.

"On early Tuesday morning, police received a PCR call from passerby who reported the incident. A police team rushed to the spot and found that the car rammed into a truck from behind while the occupants of the car were critically injured.

Somehow, police managed to pull out victims from the mangled car and they were taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared three persons dead on arrival while a girl suffered severe injuries and she has been admitted to Kailash hospital in Jewar.

The bodies were sent for post mortem examination and the families were informed," said Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar.

A senior police official from Rabupura police station said that it was a clear morning on Tuesday and suspected that the incident occurred due to over speeding.

"Prima facie it appears that the Hyundai i10 car, involved in the incident, was driven at very high speed as the car was totally damaged in the incident; the truck was on the correct side of the road. However, further investigation will reveal the exact details of the accident," the officer said.

A relative said that the group was heading from Noida to Agra.

"Ankur was a native of Dadri area and was engaged to Neha, native of Rambagh colony in Agra. The couple was going to get married next month and Neha along with her siblings had come to Greater Noida for marriage shopping on Monday. Ankur was going to drop them to Agra on Tuesday morning when the incident took place," the relative said.

Road accidents due to over speeding at the 165-km long Yamuna Expressway are witnessed every year.

Also, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has reduced the maximum speed limit across the Yamuna Expressway from 100 kmph to 75 kmph for the next two months, keeping in mind the poor visibility due to dense fog but the drivers hardly pay heed to such rules and can be easily seen driving at a very high speed which results in such fatal road accidents.

Rahul Singh

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