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Six killed in truck-car collision on Lucknow-Kanpur highway, CM condoles

World NewsIndia NewsSix killed in truck-car collision on Lucknow-Kanpur highway, CM condoles

LUCKNOW: At least six people — including three members of a family and a mother and daughter — were killed after a dumper truck collided with a private car at an intersection on the Lucknow-Kanpur highway under the jurisdiction of Achalganj police station in Unnao. Includes a pair of – died. Sunday.

According to Unnao SP Siddharth Shankar Meena, the car dragged for some distance and fell into a ditch due to the collision while the dumper hit three other people present at the spot. The impact of the collision was such that three passengers of the car and three other people who were hit by the truck were seriously injured.

“While three of them died on the spot, the other three succumbed to their injuries during treatment. The clash was so intense that a crane was used to remove the bodies,” a police official said. added.

District Hospital Dr. Ashish identified the victims as Shakuntala (45), her daughter Shivani (16), Chhote Lal (32), Vimlesh Tiwari (60), her son Shivanik (30) and son-in-law Puran. Dixit (30). According to the press note, Vimlesh, Shivanik and Puran were in the car. Meanwhile, Shakuntala and her daughter Shivani were passing by and Chhote Lal was urinating on the side of the road when the accident happened.

Soon after the accident, locals protested on the road demanding the arrest of the truck driver, who was absconding at the time of filing this report. The police somehow persuaded the protesters and cleared the road for traffic by 9 pm. After the accident, Assistant Superintendent of Police Shashi Shekhar Singh also reached the spot.

“The truck has been impounded. However, the truck driver is absconding. He will be nabbed soon,” the SP said adding that the bodies have been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is on.

Taking notice of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted condolence over the deaths. He expressed deep sorrow over the loss of life in the road accident.

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