18 killed in truck-tanker collision in UP
A small truck carrying a wedding party collided head-on with an oil tanker overnight.india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 12:05 IST
A small truck carrying a wedding party collided head-on with an oil tanker overnight on a highway in northern India, killing at least 18 people, police said on Wednesday.
The impact of the collision threw the truck into a ditch near Meerut, said Suresh Srivastava, a police spokesman.
The bride and the bridegroom, who were travelling in a separate car, were not injured, he said.
"The truck driver lost control of the vehicle and collided head-on with the oil tanker," Srivastava said. "Eleven people died on the spot and seven others succumbed to their injuries in a hospital."
Reckless driving on potholed highways kill thousands of people in India every year.
First Published: Feb 01, 2006 12:05 IST