Three persons were killed and two others were injured after the cars in which they were travelling collided and caught fire in Delhi’s Anand Vihar area.
The accident occurred at 6.20 pm on Wednesday when a speeding Eco Sport car lost balance and hit a Maruti Omni car coming from the opposite direction.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Meghna Yadav, both the cars caught fire that spread fast trapping the occupants.
"Following the collision, both cars caught fire. The fire spread fast trapping the occupants of both vehicles," Yadav said.
"Some passersby and police team pulled the injured occupants out of the ill-fated vehicles and took them to a nearby hospital," Yadav added.
Omni occupant Shamsad, 28, a resident of Mustafabad, and Eco Sports occupants Akshay Jain, 21, and Garve Sehgal, 30, were declared dead in the hospital, the officer said.
The other two injured -- identified as Abdul, 30, and Imran, 28 -- were also occupants of Omni car.
"The vehicles involved in accident were gutted before fire tenders reached the site," the DCP said.
The injured and the deceased were residents of different areas of east Delhi. The exact sequence of accident is being established, according to her.
(With IANS inputs)