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Two Amity University students killed as car collides with divider on Yamuna E-way

Two Amity University students killed as car collides with divider on Yamuna E-way

Greater Noida: In yet another tragic road accident at 165-kilometer long Yamuna Expressway, two among five Amity University students were killed while others sustained critical injuries after an over-speeding car they were travelling in collided with the divider and overturned several times on the e-way before hitting a roadways bus moving on the other side of the road on Friday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 6:30 pm at 3 kilometers from zero point at Yamuna Expressway under Beta-II police station area of Greater Noida. "The deceased have been identified as Shivani Yadav, native of Ghaziabad and Owais Chaudhary, native of Garima Garden in Ghaziabad. Among the injured were Aditi Saxena, native of Kanchenjunga in sector 53, Noida, Sai Sharma, native of Vrindavan Garden in Ghaziabad and Shaurya Gupta from Shakarpur Delhi. All of them are in their early twenties and students of Amity University," said police officials.

Sujeet Upadhyay, Station House Officer at Beta-II police station said that the incident occurred when the victims were coming towards Noida from Agra side.

"It seems like the i20 car, bearing registration number PB 01N 0489, in which the victims were travelling was overspeeding and the driver lost control over the vehicle. The car first collided with the divider and flipped on the other side of the road and crashed into a roadways bus. The car was completely destroyed in the incident due to the intensity of collision," said Upadhyay.

"A passerby conveyed information to police and police rescued the victims to nearby Yatharth hospital. Two students, including a female, were declared dead at the hospital while others have been admitted to intense care unit of the hospital. We have found some alcohol bottles in the car and it is being suspected that the occupants were inebriated. We have informed their families and are waiting for the victims to gain consciousness to know what actually had happened," added Upadhyay.

On September 10, two persons, employees of a private company, were killed after their speeding Royal Enfield motorcycle collided with the divider and they fell off the Yamuna Expressway at zero point in Greater Noida. Cops said that both the deceased died after they fell to the ground from the height of around 30 feet.

On July 8, 29 people were killed after a speeding passenger bus veered off the expressway near Agra and plunged into a drain about 40 ft deep.

More than 700 people have died and over 7,600 have been injured in nearly 5,000 accidents along the 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway since it was opened in 2012, according to an official figure.

Rahul Singh

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