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2 cops among 4 killed as truck runs into crowd

Four people,including two policemen,were killed and seven others injured when a speeding truck rammed into them on the Mayapuri flyover in West Delhi.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi |
August 7, 2011 2:18:21 am

Mayapuri flyover mishap took place when policemen were attending to a road accident

Four people,including two policemen,were killed and seven others injured when a speeding truck rammed into them on the Mayapuri flyover in West Delhi.

The freak mishap took place in the early hours on Saturday,when the policemen were attending to a road accident between a call centre cab and a tempo.

“A crowd had gathered on the flyover and the policemen were trying to resolve the matter when a speeding truck came from behind and hit them. All the four died on the spot The driver fled the spot,” said V Renganathan,Additional Commissioner of Police (west).

The deceased have been identified as constable Pawan Singh (21),head constable Deshraj,the car’s driver- Pawan Kumar and the tempo’s driver Vijay Kumar (45).

The injured were rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) hospital where the policemen and two others were declared dead.

The incident was reported around 4.45 am on Saturday when the tempo met with an accident with the call centre cab (Wagon R). An argument ensued between the two and the cab driver asked his employer to come to the spot. Meanwhile,a call was made to the police control room (PCR) also.

“Both the drivers of the tempo and the call centre cab called their friends to intervene in the matter. When nothing happened,they called the PCR van and the two policemen reached the accident site,” said the officer.

Police said they have identified the truck driver and would arrest the accused soon.

Mahipal Singh,brother-in-law of Pawan Singh the deceased policemen said,“We received a call around 8.30 am and it was then that we rushed to the spot. The truck driver should be punished as he mowed down so many people,including policemen who were doing their duty.”

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