Noida: 30 injured in bus accident at Mahamaya flyover
Around 30 people, majority of them women and children, were injured in a late night bus accident on Sunday as a pilgrimage bus returning from Vrindavan collided with a divider near Mahamaya flyover in Noida.noida Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:42 IST
Around 30 people, majority of them women and children, were injured in a late night bus accident on early Monday morning as a bus returning from Vrindavan collided with a divider near Mahamaya flyover in Noida.
The victims were rushed to the district hospital in Sector 30 after the driver allegedly lost control due to sleep and stepped the bus on the divider. A total of 65 people including 55 women and children, were travelling in the bus. The victims, who hailed from east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar and Chander Nagar, were returning from a pilgrimage in Vrindavan.
“At 12.30 am on Monday, a private bus coming from Vrindavan met with an accident near Dalit Prerna Sthal when the driver stepped up the bus on a divider. Dozens of people were injured in the accident,” said Madan Singh, a constable posted with the police control room van.
A total of five ambulances and two PCRs were rushed to the spot in five minutes of the accident.
“A total of 30 people have come to the hospital with cut marks and injuries. Five of them have been seriously hurt. We have attended all of them and the serious cases have been referred to Delhi Hospital,” said Ram Gopal, a medical staff at the district hospital.
Victims recounted the accident saying that it occurred while they were sleeping.
“We were sleeping when suddenly we experienced a jolt as the bus collided with a divider. We were thrown off our seats inside the bus due to the impact,” said Anuradha Kapur, a resident of Krishna Nagar.
Many eyewitnesses reported that there was a stampede inside the bus after the collision, due to which several children got hurt.
“Many children fell down on the floor of the bus due to the impact. There was chaos inside the bus as everyone wanted to exit the bus. There was a stampede due to this reason,” said Mehul Kumar, a resident of Jaipur, who was travelling with his relatives to Delhi.
A total of five victims with multiple fractures were referred to Lok Nayak hospital in Delhi. Twenty-year-old bus conductor, Govind, suffered serious injuries on his face and was also rushed to the Delhi hospital.