Two die as low visibility leads to pile-up on Yamuna Expressway

Eight vehicles going towards Agra from Noida rammed into each other, police said. Sumit Narain, 51, a resident of Delhi’s Nand Nagri area, was sitting in the back seat of a private bus when a container truck hit the vehicle.

By: Express News Service | Noida | Updated: December 2, 2016 7:57 pm
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Low visibility and dense fog led to the death of two persons in separate accidents on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. According to Mathura police, the incidents occurred between 11.45 pm on Wednesday and 12.30 am on Thursday.

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Eight vehicles going towards Agra from Noida rammed into each other, police said. Sumit Narain, 51, a resident of Delhi’s Nand Nagri area, was sitting in the back seat of a private bus when a container truck hit the vehicle.

“His body got caught between the bus and the truck. We had to cut a portion of the bus to get his body out. Another truck and two-three small cars were part of the pile-up,” said G P Singh, SHO, Sureer police station, Mathura. He added that three persons were injured in the accident.

Less than an hour before this incident, the expressway witnessed a similar pile-up which led to the death of 30-year-old Durgesh, a resident of Mainpuri district in UP. “About five vehicles rammed into each other. Seven persons were injured. 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.

This is the second pile-up in the Mathura section of Yamuna Expressway in the past one month. Three days after Diwali, low visibility and smog led to a pile-up of at least 10 vehicles about 83 km from Agra on the expressway.