Five Chin Refugees Injured in Road Accident in Delhi
25 May 2011: Five Chin refugees were injured after a cycle rickshaw they were riding in was hit by a speeding car from behind on Monday evening in west Delhi, India.
The refugees were on their way to a local bank to collect Subsistence Allowance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) when they were hit by a speeding car. The passengers, all female, were thrown on the road and sustained some serious bodily injuries. The rickshaw driver, a Chin refugee himself, was also hurt in the accident.
The driver, Thangpi (35), suffered injuries on his right foot. Two girls, both 17 years old, were injured on the hands, head, neck and chest. Two passengers escaped the accident with only minor injuries.
The victims were transported to a nearby hospital with the help of the local Delhi Police, where they were treated for their injuries. The driver of the car, a woman has not been charged.
The two girls with more serious injuries are living in Delhi as ‘unaccompanied minors’ without their parents, while the Thangpi, the rickshaw driver is head of the family providing for his family by servicing his rickshaw.
Reporting by Plato Van Rung Mang