4 killed, 9 injured as truck hits tempo in Ayodhya
All deceased and injured were travelling in the tempo which was on the wrong side of the highway that connects Lucknow, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur, police said.Updated: Sep 20, 2020, 11:06 IST
Four people were killed while nine others were injured in an accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district when a speeding truck hit a tempo plying on the wrong side of the road on NH-28 early morning on Sunday, said police officials.
All the deaths and injuries were among the passengers in the tempo, which was moving on the wrong side of the highway connecting Lucknow, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and issued directions to the Ayodhya district authorities to ensure proper treatment to the injured.
According to the police, the incident took place near Sohawal crossing under Raunahi police station limits when a group of fishermen were going from Bhadrasha to Demhwa Ghat of Saryu for fishing at around 5 am. All deceased and injured were residents of Poorakalandar village of Bhadrasha area.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Ayodhya, Deepak Kumar said it was the head on collision between the truck and the tempo that led to the deaths of four people including the tempo driver, while seven others were critically injured and undergoing treatment at the Ayodhya district hospital.
He said two of the injured were discharged after treatment. He added that the local police are further investigating the incident after registering a case.