Delhi flyover auto accident: Fourth student succumbs to injury in hospital


They were on way to the Indraprastha College in Narela to sit for their second semester examination when the accident occurred around 8.45 a.m.

Meanwhile, Gupta's family and friends said she had made a decision to travel in an overloaded Honda City vehicle because cabs had refused to travel to her examination centre in Narela, located on the outskirts of the city.

Amid reports of public apathy towards accident victims in Delhi, some of the slum dwellers showed the national capital how they should actually act under such situations. On Monday, they all were supposed to give their Business Organisation paper at the examination centre in Narela.

A day after a Honda City crashed through the railings of a railway bridge near Shakurbasti in west Delhi, another girl injured in the accident succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning.

Aashiq, an eyewitness, said, "I heard a crash sound and the next moment I saw a auto lying upside down near the railway tracks". Following which, they arranged for hammers, bricks to pull the students out. "There were cigarette packets and books in the vehicle". Police and fire department personnel pulled out those who were stuck inside the vehicle. The condition of the other three injured is still critical and they have been shifted to the ICU.

A 22-year-old student named Rajat is believed to have been at the wheel and his friends - Pranav, Grima, Rishab, Raja, Ritu and Sanchit - were passengers.

The police officials affirmed that the locals did all they could in their power and did not turn a blind eye when the mishap took place. The police even called the fire department to help pull out the occupants as the car's doors and roof was completely crushed. "The police reached on time but due to the delay on the part of the ambulance, it took a lot of time to take the injured to hospital". The forensic team was called in to inspect the location.

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