Two persons were killed and one injured after a meat-laden load carrier in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck at Iffco chowk flyover on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Wednesday morning.
Police said that the incident took place at 6 am when the Tata 407 light truck travelling towards Delhi collided with the truck that was parked on the roadside due to a tyre puncture. The two deceased, yet to be identified, died on spot while the injured is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital, police said.
As soon as the information about the meat-laden vehicle meeting the accident reached, a posse of cops from Sector 18 police station accompanied by traffic police and civil defence volunteers rushed to the spot. Pieces of raw meat were strewn on road, which were cleaned immediately to avoid any untoward incident over the nature of the meat which according to police was mutton.
The impact of the crash was so severe that it took cops 45 minutes to pull out the load carrier tangled under the truck using a crane. The collision also led to traffic jam on the National Highway-8 towards Delhi that lasted for more three hours till the damaged load carrier was removed from the accident site. Till 9 am, motorists travelling towards Delhi struggled to find way as traffic moved at snail’s pace from Iffco Chowk flyover to Cyberhub.
“Two unidentified people have died and another who was with them in the Tata 407 has been injured. The deceased as well as injured were transporting meat from Jaipur towards Delhi in the vehicle,” said assistant sub inspector Shashkar Kumar, who was on the spot.