Gopinath Munde dies in road accident

Jun 03, 2014 12:33 | Poltics

New Delhi: Top Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde passed away in a road accident in Delhi today morning.

It is reported that while on his way to the Delhi airport his car was hit by another vehicle, an Indica, at an intersection between Prithiviraj Road and Aurobindo Road in national capital at around 6.20 this morning.

"On his arrival to the AIIMS trauma centre, there was no spontaneous breathing, no blood pressure, no pulse and there was no cardiac activity. So immediately CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was started and continued for the next 15 minutes.

"Despite all aggressive resuscitative measures, he could not be revived and has been declared dead at 7.20 a.m. Immediately the CPR was started and was continued for the next 50 minutes," an AIIMS doctor told media. 

Following the accident, his personal assistant and driver took him to the hospital where he was declared dead.