Yamuna Expressway accident: 3 AIIMS doctors dead and 4 injured

Frederick Owens
March 19, 2018

Three doctors working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, were killed while four others were injured when their auto rammed into a truck carrying iron rods on Sunday morning. Three people died on spot.

"Dr. Wankhade was from Balapur in Akola district of Maharashtra, Dr. Singh was from Fazilka district in Punjab, and Dr. Taneja belonged to Yamuna Nagar in Haryana", said a senior AIIMS doctor.

The SUV rammed into a canter around 2.30 am, they said.

The seven, posted as resident doctors in the emergency medicine department, were travelling to Agra from Delhi in an SUV to celebrate the birthday of Dr Harshad Wankhade, who was among those killed in the accident. "Among the injured, Dr Catherin who is from Tripura has head injuries while the others - Jitendra Maurya, Mahesh Kumar and Abhinava Singh - have injuries on their limbs".

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They were then referred to the AIIMS trauma centre, police superintendent (rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said. Police said the driver was overspeeding and lost control. He also constituted a team headed by the dean of AIIMS to provide care to the injured doctors and assistance to their families. "She also sent the Global Positioning System location of the crash site", said a doctor, who is a batchmate of the victims who were injured in the horrific accident on Sunday. In the accident, 3 AIIMS doctors have lost their lives.

According to a report in Financial Express, the six doctors were traveling to celebrate Dr Harshad's birthday before the tragedy struck.

In January, a 30-year-old Delhi woman was killed and her parents critical injured after the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district.

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