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Death toll in Etawah accident rises to 15

india Updated: Jul 22, 2012 14:19 IST

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The death toll in the Etawah road mishap rose to 15 as two more persons succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Thirteen people, including 12 women, were killed and three others were seriously injured when they were run over by a truck on Etawah-Farukkhabad road on Saturday night, superintendent of police Rajesh D Modak said.

The truck mowed down the victims when its driver lost control over the vehicle after its axle broke down in Baralok village on Etawah-Farukkhabad road, he said.

Among the injured victims, the truck driver and another person died during the treatment late last night, he said.

District magistrate P Guruprasad has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 to the injured.