AIIMS doctors killed, 4 injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura


In a horrific incident, India's top medical institute, AIIMS' three out of seven doctors, have been instantaneously killed while four others of the same institute were critically injured after their auto crashed into a mini truck on the way to Agra on early hours of March 18, 2018. "There were seven people in the vehicle out of which three died at the spot". In this accident, 3 doctors of AIIMS died on the spot, while 4 other doctors were reported to be critically injured.

According to Shukla, Dr Abhinava Singh (Bihar), Dr Cathreen Halam (Tripura), Dr Mahesh Kumar (Bihar) and Dr Jitendra Maurya (Madhya Pradesh) were later rushed to the AIIMS.

Yamuna Expressway is notorious for accidents.

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It is learnt that these seven doctors had left Delhi at midnight to celebrate the birthday of Dr Wankhade, a senior resident at AIIMS.

He said it wasn't clear who the SUV belonged to.

The injured were immediately shifted to the Niyati Hospital and the bodies to the district hospital, a police officer said. The driver was also injured and admitted to AIIMS.

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The Yamuna Expressway is one of India's deadliest roads.

According to doctors in the AIIMS, all the four injured are stable. "The situation was no better in 2017 and the statistics available for first half of year say 763 accidents took place causing 78 deaths", added Jain on the basis of an RTI reply. This accidents have increased by about 30 percent in 2016 due to this expressway compared to 2015.

Although the expressway is elaborately equipped with CCTV cameras and speed cameras, erring drivers are seldom brought to heel.

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