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626 dead in 4848 accidents on Yamuna eway since 2012

626 dead in 4848 accidents on Yamuna eway since 2012

Three doctors from Delhi's AIIMS Hospital were killed, while three were injured in an accident on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura, in the early hours of Sunday.

A horrifying incident took place when an SUV vehicle lost it's controlled and hits Mini-truck, killing 3 AIIMS doctors and four critically injured.

Reports state that the deadly accident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning near mile station when the auto in which the doctors were travelling rammed into a container.

The deceased have been identified as Harshad Wankhede (34) who hailed from Maharashtra, Hem Bala (24) from Haryana and Yashpreet Singh (25) whose family is from Punjab, police said.

While three doctors died on the spot, the four others were rushed to a private hospital here.

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The SUV rammed into a canter around 2.30am and partially entered into it, the police said. "The doctors were on the way to Agra to celebrate Dr Wankhere's birthday".

In a related incident, two people lost their lives, while 23 others were injured when a bus fell off the Yamuna Expressway this morning.

Wankhade was senior resident doctor, while the rest were junior resident doctors (non-academic). Two other doctors suffered minor bruises, they said.

Chairperson of the Media and Protocol division of AIIMS (New Delhi) Aarti Vij told journalists that the injured doctors were Dr. Abhinava Singh, from Bhagalpur in Bihar; Dr. Catherine Halam from Tripura; Dr. Mahesh Kumar from Madhubani in Bihar; and Dr. Jitender Mourya from Hamirpur. They were later shifted to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, said sources. The three AIIMS doctors identified as Dr. Yashpal, Dr. Harshad and Dr. Hembala who were killed in the tragic incident were reported to be going from Delhi to Agra.


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