Smriti Irani unhurt after accident on Yamuna Expressway

  • Hemendra Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2016 01:25 IST
File photo of Union HRD minister Smriti Irani at Parliament house in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

HRD minister Smriti Irani escaped an accident unhurt on Sunday night after a vehicle in her convoy ‘crashed‘ on the Yamuna Expressway on her way back to Delhi from Vrindavan.

In a series of tweets, Irani conveyed her safety after the accident.

“For all enquiring re (sic) my accident- I’m fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes,” Irani tweeted.

She added, there was a pile up on the Expressway and her car also crashed into the vehicle before it.

“On late Saturday night during rains, a motorcyclist was struck by Honda City car on Yamuna Expressway. The youth on the motorcycle was killed in the accident. The pilot car of Smriti Irani’s cavalcade, along with other vehicles, collided with each other... The minister’s car suffered damage but Irani was safe,” said Arun Kumar Singh, superintendent of Mathura police (rural).

The accident occurred at 103 milestone on the Yamuna Expressway and the deceased was identified as Ramesh, a resident of Agra. Two policemen from Irani’s cavalcade had minor injuries and the other injured were taken to the District Hospital in Mathura.

The minister was returning after addressing the last session of the inaugural day at the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national convention in Vrindavan.

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