2 Men On Speeding Bike Killed In Accident On Delhi’s Signature Bridge

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Signature Bridge has seen thrill-seekers climbing the suspension cables to take selfies.

New Delhi:

Highlights

  1. Police suspect they were trying to take a selfie on Signature Bridge
  2. The bike was thrown up in the air, the two men fell off the bridge
  3. Signature Bridge was opened to the public on November 4

Two young men on a bike were killed at the brand new Signature Bridge in Delhi after ramming a divider at a high speed, the police said on Friday.

The two, not identified so far, hit a divider and fell off the bridge around 8.45 am. The police suspect they were trying to take a selfie while speeding.

One biker's foot was allegedly caught in a stray wire from a streetlight. The bike, moving at a high speed, was flung up in the air. The bike was left dangling from a railing and the riders fell off the bridge.

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This is the first accident at the bridge, which opened to the public on November 4 after eight years of construction.

Over the past few weeks, the bridge described as an engineering marvel has emerged as a site for daring selfies and traffic violations. Thrill-seekers are often spotted climbing the suspension cables to take selfies.

Recently, a case of obscenity was filed after a video of transgenders stripping and dancing on the Signature Bridge was circulated online.

There have been dozens of cases of improper parking and one-way violations, according to reports.

The 2,214-foot asymmetric bridge is built across the river Yamuna. It has a 505-foot-high viewing gallery.

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