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15-yr-old girl killed after being hit by DJB tanker in Delhi

The accident took place in Janakpuri area of the capital. Another girl was also injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2018 21:36 IST
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The accident took place in Janakpuri on August 27.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A teenage schoolgirl was crushed to death and her younger sister critically injured on Monday when a speeding Delhi Jal Board tanker hit them here, police said. The accused driver has been arrested.

Police said Nagma, 15, along with her sister Samreen, 13, was going to school in Janakpuri in west Delhi when they were knocked down by the tanker near the Pankha Road around 6.50 am.

Both sisters were taken to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, where doctors declared Nagma brought dead. Samreen is undergoing treatment.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said that driver Dharmender fled after leaving the tanker at the spot but was arrested from Uttam Nagar.

Dharmender was booked on charges of causing death by negligence and rash driving.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 19:59 IST