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5 of NRI family die in tragic road accident on Yamuna Expressway

Mathura: A picnic outing for an Agra-bound Non-Resident Indian (NRI) family turned tragic on Sunday after five members, including two girls, were killed and three others injured when their car met with a gruesome accident in Surir area on Yamuna Expressway on Sunday. 

NRI Rupendra Dutta, who owns a restaurant in Adelaide in Australia, was on his way to Taj Mahal along with his family when the Tyre of their speeding SUV, burst, throwing the vehicle out of control, police said.

"He (Dutta) was on picnic to Agra with his wife, two daughters, son, sister-in-law and father-in-law, when the tragic incident took place", Kumar said.

The vehicle after striking safety guards, and then the divider, overturned on the other side of the road Sunday afternoon at milestone number 79 on the highway, they said.

"The deceased have been identified as Anamika (45) wife of one Rupendra Dutta, her daughters -- Pipasa (15) and Neetika (12), son Tirvijai (20) and her sister Sonia (25)," Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Janak Singh said.

According to the police official, Dutta, who hails from Delhi, along with his father-in-law N K Paliwal and driver of the vehicle, Shambhu have been hospitalized.

"While Tirvijai died in a Mathura hospital, the other four persons died on the spot," police said.

After the accident, the villagers of nearby Lamtori village falling under Surir Police Station rushed the spot and helped the victims before police arrived on the scene.

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