Mathura, Oct 6: The cars of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s cavalcade collided with each other on Friday morning on Yamuna Expressway. The incident happened at around 8:45 am in Mathura’s Surir on the Yamuna Expressway when Bhagwat was on his way from Delhi to Vrindavan. No injuries have been reported in the incident.
Reports say Bhagwat’s cavalcade had 10-12 cars, mostly Toyota Innova. The collision happened when the tyre of one of the cars burst and it lost control. All the people of the cavalcade are reported to be safe.
According to reports, Bhagwat and his accomplices were safely moved to other cars and left for Vrindavan. Bhagwat is set to attend an event in Vrindavan, where he will also be accompanied by yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev.
Yamuna Expressway: A Hub of Accidents
Yamuna Expressway is known to be an accident prone stretch. Earlier this year, an RTI query revealed a 30 per cent rise in accidents on Yamuna Expressway in 2016.
According to reports, 128 persons lost their lives in 2016 in 1,193 accidents on Yamuna Expressway. In 2015, 919 accidents had resulted in the deaths of 142 persons.