New Delhi/Gurugram: Four people have died while as many as 12 were injured in different road accidents in Delhi and its neighbouring Gurugram on Saturday.
The spate of mishaps comes days ahead of the Independence Day celebrations across the National Capital Region.
Three of these accidents took place in Delhi, of which two claimed a life each, while one was reported in Haryana's Gurugram.
Once again, the accidents have brought to light the callous and rash attitude of drivers on the roads of Delhi-NCR.
Man charred to death inside car in south Delhi
In the first accident, a 23-year-old driver, identified as Sumit, charred to death early Saturday morning when his car caught fire in south Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar.
According to Delhi Police, prima facie evidence suggests the victim could not get out of his car after he hit another vehicle near Sheikh Sarai red light around 1.50 am, causing his car to catch fire within minutes.
Sumit could not open the doors of his Maruti Eeco car and got trapped inside, and within seconds flames engulfed the car.
Though some passersby filmed the gory episode on their mobiles, they could not help the victim because of the heavy flames.
"We have registered a case under sections 279 and 304A of the IPC at Ambedkar nagar police station," said a senior police officer.
He added that Sumit was a resident of Kundli in Haryana's Sonipat district and was bringing newspapers from a printing press in Noida for delivery to Gurugram when the incident took place.
One dead, four injured in SUV-tempo collision
The second incident took place at the Ring Road in Lajpat Nagar on Saturday morning, where a Tata Safari SUV collided with a tempo.
The driver of the Safari, identified as Dharmendra, succumbed to his injuries on the spot, while three of his co-occupants along with the driver of the tempo received serious injuries.
Collision of trucks in Ggn claims both drivers
In yet another road accident in Gurugram's Farrukhnagar area, two trucks collided head-on collision on Saturday.
The impact of the accident was so heavy that both the two truck drivers died instantly and their bodies had to be manually removed by rescuers from the mangled remains of the trucks.
The accident was reported around 7.30 am, where one of the trucks carrying scrap material collided with another truck coming from Farrukhnagar.
It took several hours for rescuers, equipped with an excavator, to remove the mangled trucks from Farrukhnagar road. Sources said that efforts are on to identify the deceased.
Eight injured as truck veers out of control
As many as eight persons were injured after truck carrying metal sheets from Mundka in Delhi to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh lost control at the elevated road between Pitampura and Rohini in Shalimar Bagh, and collided with several vehicles.
Around 3 pm on Saturday, the truck first struck a bus before colliding with several cars, bikes and scooters on the elevated road, leaving eight persons injured, all of whom have been admitted to the hospital and are reportedly stable.