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Death toll in Eastern Peripheral Expressway accident rises to 8

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Noida (UP), Nov 12 (PTI) A woman who was injured in the accident on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Greater Noida on November 10 died at a hospital on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the incident to eight, police said. Shabnam (38) was referred to a hospital in Delhi where she succumbed to injuries, a police official said. In the accident which took place on Sunday night, five members of a family were killed and eight injured when their Maruti Eeco was hit by an unidentified vehicle from behind on the highway. The family was returning to Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh from a wedding function in Haryana's Ballabhgarh, a police official said. Two of the injured, including a six-year-old girl, had succumbed to injuries on Monday. "Most of the injured included children and four of them have been referred to Delhi for treatment," the official said. The erring vehicle is yet to be identified and the police are looking for CCTV footage at Sirsa toll plaza to track it, he added. An FIR has been registered under sections 279 (rash driving), 427 (mischief), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code, the police said. The Eastern Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway or National Expressway II, is a 135-km-long, six-lane expressway connecting Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. PTI KIS DIV DIV

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