Mathura, May 7: Seven members of a family died and two were injured in a car accident on the Yamuna Expressway here on Saturday morning, police said. The deceased were returning to Noida from Hardoi after attending a marriage function when their car collided with an unknown vehicle around 5 am, they said.
Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shrish Chandra said the victims hailed from Sandila in Hardoi district and were going towards Noida, where they live. A vehicle in front of the car appears to have applied brakes all of a sudden neat the Bajna cut on the expressway which may have caused the accident, the police said. Uttar Pradesh Road Accident: 15 Dead After Bus Collides With Sand-Laden Truck in Barabanki.
PM Narendra Modi's Tweet
उत्तर प्रदेश के मथुरा में हुई सड़क दुर्घटना हृदयविदारक है। इस हादसे में जिन्होंने अपने प्रियजनों को खो दिया है, उनके प्रति मेरी गहरी संवेदनाएं। इसके साथ ही घायलों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं: PM @narendramodi
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"Since the car was moving at a high speed, seven people died on the spot itself, while two were seriously injured," Chandra said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident.
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मथुरा में यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे पर सड़क दुर्घटना में हुई लोगों की मृत्यु अत्यंत दुःखद है।
अधिकारियों को राहत व बचाव कार्य तेजी से संचालित करने तथा घायलों के उपचार हेतु निर्देश दिए गए हैं।
प्रभु श्री राम दिवंगत आत्माओं को शांति तथा घायलों को शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ प्रदान करें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) May 7, 2022
Adityanath directed the administration to provide adequate treatment to those injured. The deceased have been identified as Lallu Gautam (60), his wife Chhutki (55), sons Sanjay (30) and Rajesh (25), their wives Nisha (28) and Nandini (22) respectively, and Sanjay's son Dheeraj (6). Lallu Gautam's third son Gopal (23) and Sanjay's second son Harsh (3) have been injured.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem examination, and their family members have been informed, the police said. The injured were first admitted to a community health centre, and then sent to the district hospital, from where they were referred to the SN Medical College in Agra.
A crane was used to remove the damaged vehicle from the accident spot, the police said, adding that a probe is underway.