Van rams into truck in Uttar Pradesh; 12 killed
(Sourced from PTI)
A speeding van carrying 16 passengers rammed into a stationary truck on the National Highway 24 early this morning in Uchauliya, killing 12 people and injuring four. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the deaths in the accident and directed the officials concerned to initiate steps for ensuring all possible help and proper treatment to the injured. Here's more on it.
The incident took place in Uchauliya when the overloaded Tata Magic van, on its way to Sitapur from Shahjahanpur, hit the truck from the rear side near a roadside eatery. Nine people, including the van's driver Anup Awasthi (25) and helper Kishan (23) died on the spot. Three of the seven injured who were rushed to a hospital in Shahjahanpur succumbed to their injuries.
Two children, aged three months and one year, had a miraculous escape. The driver lost control of the van running in high speed leading to the accident, police said, adding that efforts were on to identify the other deceased. On Thursday, 13 children on their way to school were killed when a train rammed into their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Kushinagar.