Three young executives, returning home from a late-night party, were killed when their car collided at high speed with a concrete pillar near the MG Road Metro station in Gurgaon on Saturday. The impact completely crushed the sedan, a Swift Dzire.
It took rescuers more than 30 minutes to pull the bodies out of the mangled wreckage. The deceased have been identified as Amandeep Singh, Bhupesh Sharma and Rakesh Nair, all employees of a popular 5-star hotel chain in Gurgaon.
"Singh was driving at a very high speed when he lost control after one of the car tyres burst," a police official said.
According to eyewitnesses, Singh's car hit a soft drinks trolley first and flipped before colliding with the Metro pillar.
The three men, police suspect, were drunk when the accident happened. Although a postmortem report could not confirm consumption of liquor, the police are now waiting for the viscera report.
While Singh, police said, was a Gurgaon resident, Sharma lived in Ajmer and Nair was from 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.