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19 injured as bus carrying marriage party collides with truck in Delhi Cantonment area

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 January 2017, 11:58 IST

Nineteen people were injured, three of them grievously, after a bus carrying a marriage party collided with a truck in Delhi Cantonment area in the wee hours today, police said.

All the three seriously injured are "out of danger".

"The victims were going for a marriage in Mayapuri area in west Delhi when the collision took place at around 2 AM.

The bus overturned in which 19 were injured," police said.

The grievously injured have been admitted to AIIMS and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital while those sustaining minor injuries are undergoing treatment at other hospitals, they said.

"Laxmi 45 yrs, Upasna 34yrs & Sajid 30 yrs sufferd injuries in bus-trk collisn. Both ladies admtd in AIIMS Trauma & Sajid@Gangrm hspt. All out of dangr (sic)," DCP (South West) Surender Kumar tweeted.

"The truck driver is on the run. It is not immediately known if the truck hit the bus while trying to overtake it, and whether the two vehicles were moving in opposite direction. Further investigation is underway," police added.

Delhi Cantonment is a high-security zone where vehicular speed limitation is a norm.

--PTI

First published: 24 January 2017, 11:58 IST
 
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