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5 men die as speeding car crashes into a tree in Mumbai

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A speeding Honda City crashed into a tree killing 5 occupants aged between 22 and 25 years of age.

This is one more incident of speedy driving, loss of control and unnecessary deaths on Indian roads which has been increasing by leaps and bounds in recent times.

The incident occurred in Mumbai’s Vile Parle East area leaving 5 young men dead. The Honda City was apparently travelling at high speed and veered off the road, went out of control and crashed into a tree.

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5 persons are dead, of which 3 have been identified as Muzammil Makhtur Kanojia, 22, Rashida Yusuf Shaikh, 25 and Junaid Fakir Soni,22, on the basis of their PAN and Adhar cards. The other two passengers who are also dead are yet to be identified. All those dead are residents of the Mira Bhayander area or are from Mumbai Central. Blood samples have been taken to test whether they were under the influence of alcohol.

The accident occurred at 5 am just ahead of the flyover near the Santacruz Airport Terminal on the Western Express Highway in Mumbai’s Vile Parle East on Thursday morning.

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Investigations reveal that the driver could have been speeding as traffic was sparse on the road due to the early hour while he could have lost control. He brushed into a footpath, skidded for 10-20 meters and crashed into a tree on the way. The bodies of the occupants had to be extricated from the crashed car with the help of the fire brigade. The front tyres had burst which probably led to the crash while the entire vehicle was flattened, windows shattered and the roof was ripped off.

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via Hindustan Times


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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