6 friends from Ghaziabad killed in car accident | India News

MEERUT: Six friends from Ghaziabad lost their lives and one was critically injured after their car on the way to a temple in Nainital collided with a truck on NH-9 in Hapur on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place around 12.30 am near Brij Ghat toll plaza in Garh Mukhteshwar.
Additional SP (Hapur) Raj Kumar Agrawal said, “There were seven occupants in the speeding car.The vehicle broke through the divider and entered the opposite lane, where it was struck by a truck. Gas cutters were used to get the victims out. They were rushed to a nearby health facility, where six of them were declared dead.”
ASP Agrawal added, “The driver perhaps fell asleep or the speeding car may have suffered a tyre burst. An investigation isunder way. We’re yet to receive a complaint.”
Police said dead were Rohit Saini (33), who was driving at the time of the incident; Anup Singh (38), who used to run a tour and travels agency; Sandeep Kumar (35), a car mechanic; Nikki Jain (33) and Raju Jain (36), both labourers; and Vipin Soni (34) a carpenter. They were all residents of Loni area in Ghaziabad and were heading to Kainchi Dham temple in Nainital.
The sole survivor is Sandeep’s brother Sachin Kumar (29).
Emergency medical officer at Garh CHC, Dr Sujeet Kumar, said, “Police first brought Sachin Kumar, who suffered multiple fractures, to the CHC. He was later referred to a medical facility in Meerut. Six others were brought dead to the hospital.”
Rohit’s elder brother Vimlesh Yadav said they came to know about the accident from cops. “They left home around 8.30pm on Monday saying they would return by Tuesday night after offering prayers at Kainchi Dham. My brother had even called the family to inform them the journey was going well and then tragedy struck, leaving all of us in complete shock,” Yadav added.

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