8 killed after truck overloaded with sand topples over and falls on car in UP’s Kaushambi
Eight people were killed after a truck overloaded with sand toppled over and fell on a car on Tuesday night in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi on Wednesday.
The accident took place at Deviganj intersection under Kadhadham Kotwali police station of the district. Two people sustained injuries in the accident and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, police said.
The deceased, including six women and two children, were returning after attending a wedding ceremony, police added.
All possible help will be provided to the family of the victims, District Magistrate Amit Singh said.
“Initial reports suggest the truck driver lost control after one of its tire burst. The tragic mishap is being further investigated,” he added.
The deceased have been identified as Shashi Gupta (35), Om Gupta (10), Prakashani Gupta (50), Richa Gupta (28), Poonam (40), Sneha Gupta (15), Soma Tiwari (16 ) and Shivraj (24).
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials concerned to provide all possible relief to them and survivors. “He (CM Adityanath) has expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the peace of the departed souls,” the chied minister’s office said.
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