In a shocking incident, nine people from the same family, including two children, were killed and another was injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district early on Friday, police said.
Abhishek Singh, Pratapgarh’s superintendent of police, said the accident took place at around 5.30 am near Wazidpur village under the limits of Nawabganj police station. All the nine people died on the spot, he added.
One of the injured has been rushed to the state capital of Lucknow for treatment, he added.
As per reports, police had to use gas cutters to cut open the SUV to extract the bodies and rescue the injured with the help of locals.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed shock and sadness over the accident and ordered immediate and proper treatment of the injured.