Breaking: Over five injured as metro girder smashes into car, auto in Ghaziabad

The car which was damaged in the accident
By Abid Hussain Barlaskar
Photo: Abid Hussain Barlaskar
Posted: Apr 23, 2018

In a tragic incident, more than five people were injured when a steel girder of the upcoming metro line at Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad fell down at around 10:15 am on Monday. The girder smashed an auto-rickshaw while damaging a car and a motorcycle passing through the road below.

“I was coming from Meerut with passengers who were visiting patients at the Narinder Mohan Hospital. Suddenly the girder fell on the vehicles passing through the road. It hit my car, an auto rickshaw and a motor cyclist. Although occupants of my vehicle escaped with minor injuries, the occupants of the auto rickshaw were seriously injured. We were coming from Meerut and the auto rickshaw was coming from the Old Ghaziabad bus-stand,” said Mohammed Aslam, owner of the damaged car.

As per sources, the injured people include Seema (25), Radhey Shyam, Inderjeet (39), Gulzar (26), Atul Gaur (30) and Raje Gautam. While Inderjeet (39) was driving the auto rickshaw, Guljar 26 was riding the motorcycle. The injured were rushed to the nearby Narender Mohan Hospital and are undergoing treatment. Sources said that three of the injured victims are undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

The busy road saw severe traffic congestion caused by curious passers-by following the incident. "I was heading to the Ghaziabad district court and had planned to visit the Mohan Nagar temple on the way. I had to drop my plans due to the traffic jam as commuters were busy trying to find out what had happened," said Mohit Dwivedi, an Indirapuram resident. 

The Red girder which fell on the road is displayed below

“As per initial information, it appears that a steel girder which was erected for building the Foot Over Bridge at Mohan Nagar fell down causing the incident. Few injuries have been reported. However, we are verifying more details and will update further at the earliest. The Chief Project Manager and General Manager( Safety) of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have reached the site to take stock of the situation,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

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