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Five killed, four injured at Yamuna Expressway

Mathura: At least five persons were killed while four other suffered critical injuries after a speeding car rammed into a stationary motorcycle and a van in Sureer area of Mathura at Yamuna Expressway on early Monday morning. Police officials said that the speeding hatch-back car was travelling towards Agra from Noida.

According to police, the incident occurred near 84 mile stone at Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district. Among the deceased were Dharmendra Kumar (40) of Panchkula district in Haryana, Surendra Kumar (32) of Pratapgarh, Bhikam Singh (50) of Karawal Nagar area in Delhi, Mahesh Master (60) also from Karawal Nagar in Delhi and Surendra Sharma (52) from Shahdra area in Delhi. Police officials said that Pawan Kumar (48), Shruti (18) and Rajendra Kumar, Suresh Kumar, all natives of Dayalpur in Delhi were injured in the incident.

Anoop Saroj, Station House officer of Sureer Police Station told Millennium Post that three persons died on the spot and two succumbed to injuries while getting treatment at the hospital.

"Both the motorcycle and the van were parked at the left side of the expressway when they were hit by the over-speeding Hyundai i20 car which was being driven by Vishal (25), resident of Bakauli, Delhi. Passerby immediately conveyed the information while the highway patrolling police along with team from Sureer police station rushed the victims to a nearby hospital where three were declared brought dead while two succumbed later. The bodies were sent for the post mortem while we have detained the driver of speeding car and will lodge ab FIR after a complaint is received from victim's side" said Saroj. The officer further said that the speed of the vehicle was such that the driver lost his control over the vehicle.

"Looking at the condition of mangled vehicles which were involved in the accident, we can make out at what speed the car was being driven at that time. We will investigate the case and will take appropriate actions" added Saroj.

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