Five killed in Delhi road accident

December 12th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Five members of a family, including a minor, were killed in the capital when two cars rammed into each other, a police officer said Friday. The accident took place around Thursday midnight when a Scorpio vehicle hit a Maruti 800 from the back at Keshavpuram in northwest Delhi.

“The deceased were of the same family and were returning from a wedding function in the night,” the officer said.

Those killed have been identified as Rajesh, 48, his wife, 45, two sons - Rishabh, 11, and Mukul, 20 and niece Tanvi, 18.

He said the driver of the Scorpio vehicle is absconding.

An eyewitness said: “The collision was so powerful that all the occupants of the Maruti car were thrown out on the road. Both the cars were badly mangled.”

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