6 killed, including 2 minors, as car falls into canal near Delhi due to fog
Six people were killed and five others injured when a car fell in a canal due to dense fog near Dankaur in Greater Noida on Sunday night. The accident took place at 11.30 pm on Sikandrabad-Bilaspur road when the victims were coming to Delhi from Sambhal for a house-warming ceremony.
Akhilesh Pradhan, station house officer, Dankaur police station, said 11 peoole in a Maruti Ertiga were going towards Delhi. “A person named Vijendra was behind the wheel. At night the driver could not navigate through the dense fog and hit the sidewall of a bridge and the vehicle fell into the Kherli Canal,” he said.
Local people spotted the accident and informed police. A team from Dankaur police station rescued the victims and rushed to a Ramgopal Hospital where six people were declared brought dead. The deceased have been identified as Mahesh (35), Kishanpal (50), Naresh (17), Ram Khiladi (75), Mallu (12), and Netrapal (40).
Pradhan said five persons are injured and they are undergoing medical treatment. The bodies of those killed in the accident have been sent for post-mortem and reports are awaited.
Police have not received a complaint from the victims’ family.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief and issued directives for proper arrangements of medical treatment of all those injured in the mishap.
In a statement issued early Monday morning, a government spokesman said the chief minister has directed all district magistrates and district police chiefs to put all necessary arrangements in place to make roads safer in their respective districts.