An eyewitness said it felt as if a bomb had exploded. Five people died on the spot and four others were taken to hospital.
NEW DELHI: Six people were killed and three others injured in a collision between an Innova car and a dumper in the national capital this morning. The incident took place in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri on National Highway-24 around 3 am.
The locals called the Police Control Room (PCR) and the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital.
six of them were declared "brought dead" to the hospital while three others were injured, the eye witness said.
"It was a horrific accident as the sound was too much. It felt as if a bomb has exploded," he further said.
According to a senior police officer, the dumper jumped hit the car with nine passengers aboard. They on their way to Meerut from the airport. The driver fled the spot.
"Five people died on the spot and four others were taken to hospital. One died at the hospital later," the officer said.
The driver of the dumper with a Haryana registration number apparently lost control over the vehicle and it broke the divider hitting the SUV on the other side of the road, police said.
A hunt is on for the driver, police said. "We are investigating to determine the exact sequence of events," the officer added.