New Delhi, Apr 23: Three women CRPF personnel were killed today while as many were struggling for life in coma after a speeding truck rammed into their bus and dragged it for some distance in South West Delhi's Dwarka area.
18 troopers of the force were injured in the accident which took place at around 6:20 AM when they were on way from Jharoda Kalan camp to Dwarka camp, police said. Three of them slipped into coma and are being treated in the ICU.
The bus was hit by the truck from left at an intersection between Sector-14 and Sector-16 in front of National University of Law in Dwarka Sector-14. According to the statement of the driver of the bus, the truck rammed the bus from left side and pushed it for around 50 meters after which the bus fell on sideways.
The bus the women were travelling was hit by the truck at an intersection
Soon after the incident a call was made to the police. Meanwhile, by that time, a PCR van which was patrolling nearby reached the spot and rescued injured and rushed them to nearby hospitals with the help of locals. Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramkala (45), Head Constable Seema (38) and Saroj (40) died during the treatment while 18 of their colleagues, 16 of them women, were injured in the mishap. Two men-- driver of the bus and a constable-- were also injured.
"All the CRPF personnel belonged to the 88 battalion of the force. They were going to Dwarka camp to check their duty chart, following which they would have gone for deployment in the New Delhi area," a senior CRPF official said.
The errant driver of the truck, which bore Rajasthan number, managed to flee from the spot. The truck has been impounded and police have registered a case on the complaint of the driver of the bus at Dwarka North Police Station. Efforts are on to nab the errant driver, police said.