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7, including minor girl, killed in accidents in capital

delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2009 22:14 IST

Seven persons, including a minor girl, were killed in separate accidents in the national capital in the past 24 hours, police said today.

While one was killed in an accident involving a speeding Blueline bus, two others were killed after being hit by vehicles while changing tyres of their vehicles.

Two persons, including a one-and-half-year-old girl, were killed in Palam of south-west Delhi at around 3:30 pm today when a truck rammed into them.

Ram Pyari along with her daughter Lila and a neighbour Kalyani were on their way to fetch milk when the truck hit them, police said adding they fell on the road and were crushed under speeding truck's wheels. Lila and Kalyani died on the spot.

A bystander called police who rushed them to Deen Dayal Updhyay Hospital where Lila and Kalyani were declared brought dead while Ram Pyari is recuperating.

The victims were residents of Sagarpur. The truck has been impounded, police said adding a case has been registered against the accused driver, who fled the spot.

In the second accident, a driver Jagdish (54) who was changing tyre of his vehicle was crushed by a motorcycle in Vasant Kunj of south-west Delhi at around 2 pm today.

Jagdish, a resident of Sadar Bazar, was on his way to Gurgaon when the rear tyre of his vehicle burst near Mahipalpur flyover. When he was in the process of changing the tyre, a biker rammed into him, killing him on the spot.

The biker, Praveen, tried to flee but was caught by passers by. Praveen was also injured and is recuperating in AIIMS trauma centre. The deceased is survived by three sons and one daughter.