Three students die as vehicle falls off flyover

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Another student injured in the Honda City accident in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh died on Tuesday during treatment. "We have sent a team of Forensic Science Laboratory to the spot to ascertain the cause of the accident", said a senior police officer. While Chhabra and Ritu died on the spot, Rajat later succumbed to injuries.

"Pranav told us that Rajat was trying to overtake an auto-rickshaw, after which one of the rear tyres of the car burst and the vehicle veered off course", said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar.

They were on way to the Indraprastha College in Narela to sit for their second semester examination when the accident occurred around 8.45 a.m.

The injured students suffered multiple fractures in their heads and chests and are battling for their lives in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, police said. The witnesses further added that the vehicle turned turtle after crashing down near the railway tracks.

The families of Sanchit Chhabra and Ritu Singh, who died on the spot, have chose to donate their eyes, police said. They were on their way to write an exam in Narela.

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The vehicle allegedly rammed the divider and was flung in the air, after which it crashed through the side of the flyover and landed below on its roof, killing two occupants instantly. We called the police, who later took the students away. The others were stuck inside and police and fire department personnel rescued them.

The injured students are believed to be in a serious condition in hospital. Since the exam centre was in a college at Narela, they all chose to assemble at Rajat's house in East Punjabi Bagh area and then head towards the exam centre.

The father of Raja Rastogi, who recuperating at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, said, "So far we got to know that there was a tyre puncture and that the Rajat was speeding".

According to the police, the Honda City auto belonged to Rajat and he had a driving license with him.

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