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5 killed, 2 injured in Yamuna Expressway mishap

Five persons were today killed and two others injured in an accident on the newly-built Yamuna Expressway near Mathura.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mathura
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2012 07:04 PM IST

Five persons were on Wednesday killed and two others injured in an accident on the newly-built Yamuna Expressway near Mathura.

The mishap occurred when a Delhi-bound carrier, laden with bags of vegetables and carrying traders, rammed against the fencing of the expressway.

Subsequently, as it hit the culvert, made as an underpass facility for villagers, five persons atop the vehicle, fell down.

All five died on the spot, SP (Rural) Raju Babu Singh said adding two persons, who were in the cabin of the carrier, were also seriously injured. They have been admitted to Swarn Jayanti Hospital here.

The driver and the cleaner are absconding, police said.

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