Three doctors working with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were killed and four others injured in an accident Uttar Pradesh's Mathura. "There were seven people in the auto out of which three died at the spot".
The deceased have been identified as Dr Yashpreet Kathpal (25), who hailed from Fazilka in Punjab, Dr Himbala (about 25), a resident of Haryana's Yamunanagar, and Dr Wankhade (35), a native of Akola district in Maharashtra.
The canter driver abandoned his vehicle and fled, the police officer said.
Reports state that the deadly accident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning near mile station when the vehicle in which the doctors were travelling rammed into a container. Aditya Kumar Shukla said that one of the four doctors who had somehow survived the tragic incident has been referred to AIIMS.
The rest of the two resident doctors suffered minor injuries including fractures in the spine, ribs and hips, they said.
According to Shukla, Dr Jitendra, Dr Mahesh, Dr Abhinav and Dr Catherine were later rushed to the AIIMS. Police said the driver was overspeeding and lost control. Doctors were traveling to celebrate the birthday of Dr Harshad when the tragedy occurred.
In a related incident, two people lost their lives, while 23 others were injured when a bus fell off the Yamuna Expressway this morning.
The police immediately rushed the injured doctors to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS for treatment.
Dr Wankhade was a senior resident doctor, while others were junior resident doctors (non-academic).
The 165-km Yamuna Expressway connecting Greater Noida to Agra is known for a large number of fatal accidents in the past.