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Five die in Yamuna Expressway accident

IANS 29 Aug 2012, 21:35:15 IST
Agra, Aug 29: Five people were killed Wednesday when a truck turned turtle on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura after one of its tyres burst, police said.

Half a dozen others were injured, two of them critically, Mathura's Senior Superintendent of Police N.R. Padmaja told IANS.

At the time of the accident, police was busy clearing a jam on the expressway caused by a protest.

A 35-year-old man from Delhi died and a woman and two children from his family were injured in an accident on the expressway here Aug 25.

Speeding on the 165-km expressway, opened Aug 9, has been a major concern.

Soon after inaugurating the expressway, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had warned commuters to drive slowly and carefully.