Low visibility and dense fog led to the death of two persons in separate accidents at the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. According to Mathura police the two incidents occurred between 11.45 pm on Wednesday and 12.30 am on Thursday. About eight vehicles going towards Agra from Noida rammed into each other, police said. Sumit Narain, 51, a resident of Delhi’s Nandnagri area, was occupying the back seat of a private bus when a container truck hit him.
“His body got caught between the bus and the container. We had to cut a portion of the bus to bring his body out. A truck and 2-3 small cars were part of the pile-up. These vehicles were going from Noida to Agra,” said G P Singh, SHO, Sureer police station, Mathura, adding that three persons were injured in the accident.
Less than an hour before this incident, the Expressway witnessed a similar pile-up while led to the death of 30-year-old Durgesh, a resident of Mainpuri district in UP.
“About five vehicles rammed into each other at the Expressway. About seven persons were injured in the incident. When this occurred around 11.45 pm last night, the visibility was very low due to fog,” said Praveen Mann, SHO, Baldeo police station, Mathura.