AIIMS doctor among 5 dead in Yamuna Expressway accident near Mathura

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Mathura: Three doctors of the AIIMS were killed and four seriously injured when their auto rammed into a stationery vehicle near the Maant toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on Sunday, police said.

The accident took place near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, and the case was registered under the Surir Kotwali police station area.

Rescue personnel rushed the other four - Dr. Catherine, Dr. Mahesh, Dr. Abhinav and the driver - to a local hospital.

As per reports, all of the doctors were travelling to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Harshad when the incident occurred.

The seven doctors were travelling to Agra from Delhi.

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"The SUV was badly damaged with front portion virtually entering the Canter (mini truck) which was carrying iron rods". However, the Expressway has known for the several accidents happened in the past. According to NCRB, 30 accidents are reported on it every week. Along with the three killed, four others were critically injured and taken to the nearby hospital.

Later, the injured were shifted to Delhi for treatment, police sources said.

The SP said immediate help was provided as the information about the accident reached the police through dial 100. Yamuna Expressway is one of the most risky expressway in the country.

"Despite concern being raised at various platforms, the number of accidents on Yamuna Expressway was highest in year 2016, which saw 1,193 accidents where 128 people lost their lives".

In 2015, 142 people died in accidents on the Yamuna Expressway.

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