Eight persons, five of them women and three men, died in five unrelated accidents in Noida on Monday, police said. Though FIRs have been registered in all the cases, no arrests have been made so far.
In addition, two children drowned while bathing in a pond near Sector-94, police said. No FIR has been registered in the case yet.
“At 6 am, a bus carrying employees of a private firm to their office in Noida Phase-II was rammed by a speeding truck at Sector-71 crossing. The passengers were rushed to hospitals, where four women were declared dead on arrival. They are Ranjita Khoda (27), Monika Tyagi (35), Prema Rani (33) and K M Madhuri (22). Two persons sustained serious injuries, while a dozen more escaped with minor injuries,” a police officer said.
Police said an FIR has been lodged against the truck driver, who fled the spot, under Sections 279, 304A, 338 and 427 of the IPC. “The truck was loaded with cement bags, which spilled on the road as the truck listed and came to rest on its side following the accident, holding up traffic,” the officer said.
Separately, a woman was crushed by a speeding bus at Sector-12 crossing, police said. The woman, Hema Bohra (33), was on her way to work when the accident took place. The driver fled the spot, police said.
In the third accident at Sector 25-31 crossing, Lal Singh (55), a security guard, died after a speeding canter hit a bus, lost balance and crushed him. Another security guard, Vijay Kishor (41), was run over in Sector-34 as he was cycling to his place of duty.
In another accident, an unidentified man was run over by a speeding state-run bus on Mahamaya flyover, police said.
“While the bus has been seized, the driver is on the run, but an FIR has been registered under the appropriate sections,” the officer said.