Two persons were killed and three sustained injuries in separate accidents in the Capital on Sunday. The drivers in both the cases have been arrested.
The first accident took place near Crowne Plaza Hotel on Anandmayee Marg in the early hours when a container truck rammed a Tata-407 while reversing. The impact of the accident was such that the Tata-407 was badly damaged and its driver Vishnu and helper Rajender were trapped inside. A cyclist, later identified as Bijender, also came between the container truck and Tata-407 and was injured.
A large number of jhuggi-jhonpri dwellers from a nearby cluster reached the spot on hearing the commotion and caught hold of the driver Rajkumar who was trying to escape.
A call was made to the police and the injured were taken to AIIMS trauma centre where Vishu and Bijender were declared brought dead. Rajender is still under treatment.
Rajkumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was later arrested. Vishu and Rajender were on their way to Faridabad from Chirag Dilli carrying building material in the Tata-407 when the accident took place.
In another accident, an Orange low-floor bus hit two brothers riding a bicycle at Delhi Gate around 8 p.m. causing serious injuries. “The bus plying between Central Secretariat and Nathupura took right turn towards JPN Hospital and hit the two siblings going the wrong way. The two were identified as Iqbal and Oadin. The condition of Oadin is serious,” said a senior police officer.
The two were on their way home to Seelampur from Paharganj. The driver, Manoj Kumar, was arrested. He is a resident of Baghpat in U. P.