Published: Mon, March 19, 2018

AIIMS doctors killed in auto accident on Yamuna expressway near Delhi

AIIMS doctors killed in auto accident on Yamuna expressway near Delhi

Three doctors working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, were killed while four others were injured when their vehicle rammed into a truck carrying iron rods on Sunday morning. As per reports, the doctors' speeding Innova collided with a container near the milestone 88, killing the three doctors on the spot, while injuring the other four.

The seven doctors, posted as resident doctors in emergency medicine department of the AIIMS, were travelling to Agra from Delhi in an SUV to celebrate birthday of Dr Harshad Wankhade, who was also killed in the accident.

Dr Kathpal belonged to Fazilka in Punjab, Dr Himbala was from Haryana's Yamunanagar, and Dr Wankhade (35) from Akola district in Maharashtra. As per reports, a speeding Innova auto rammed into a stationery truck on the Expressway near Mathura, killing the three AIIMS doctors. All of them were travelling in a silver coloured SUV, which crashed into a canter around 2.30 AM in the morning. They are looking for the driver now, said Police. The canter driver abandoned his vehicle and fled. "They have been referred to AIIMS". They were later shifted to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, said sources. The remaining two resident doctors suffered fractures in the spine, ribs and hips. Doctors were traveling to celebrate the birthday of Dr Harshad when the tragedy occurred.


According to a "Hindustan" daily report, the three injured doctors were Dr Catherine, Dr Mahesh and Dr Abhinav, who were rushed to AIIMS, Delhi.

According to doctors in the AIIMS, all the four injured are stable.

Wankhade was senior resident doctor, while the rest were junior resident doctors (non-academic).

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