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Jodhpur: Audi car crashes into huts; 1 dead, 8 injured

All the injured were rushed to the nearby AIIMS hospital, where one succumbed to injuries and eight others are undergoing treatment, police said.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 09, 2021 22:09 IST
Jodhpur: Audi car crashes into huts; 1 dead, 8 injured
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According to the ACP (West) Noor Mohammad, the speeding car was coming from Pal Road side towards AIIMS when it lost balance and rammed into roadside huts after hitting a few two-wheelers.

One person was killed and 10 others were injured after a speeding Audi car rammed into roadside makeshift huts at AIIMS road in Jodhpur on Tuesday morning. The car also hit many two-wheelers on the road.

All the injured were rushed to the nearby AIIMS hospital, where one succumbed to injuries and eight others are undergoing treatment, police said.

The deceased was identified as Mukesh (30), three of the injured were inhabitants of the huts while four others were commuters, who were hit by the car.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who reached Jodhpur on Tuesday morning for a day's visit, rushed to the hospital straight from the airport and visited all the injured patients. He talked to them and gave directions to the AIIMS doctors and administration to provided best care for their recovery.

He announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.

According to the ACP (West) Noor Mohammad, the speeding car was coming from Pal Road side towards AIIMS when it lost balance and rammed into roadside huts after hitting a few two-wheelers.

"The car was running at a high speed. The driver was identified as Amit Nagar, who surrendered himself to the police and has been detained," the officer said. 

(with PTI inputs)

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