Eight dead, six injured in UP road accidents
Eight persons, including a couple, were killed and six others injured in three separate road accidents in Lakhimpur, Farrukhabad and Deoria districts of Uttar Pradesh today.
Three men, who were returning from a marriage ceremony in Sarsawan, were killed when a speeding truck hit their motor- bike on the Pilibhit-Basti state highway near Rajaganj in Gola area here.
The incident took place in the early hours killing Pramod (45) and Vijay Pal (40) on the spot while another person Vimal (28) was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
An FIR has been registered and the police are trying to identify and locate the truck and its driver, officials said.
In Farrukhabad, three persons were killed and five injured when a SUV lost control and fell into a ditch near Birahimpur village on the Aliganj-Kayamganj road here today.
Anil Saxena (50), his wife Vandana (45) and driver Durai (40) died on the spot in the incident while five others injured were rushed to the hospital, where their condition was learnt to be stable.
In the third incident at Deoria, two persons were killed and a child seriously injured after being hit by an unidentified speeding vehicle near Karamtar village on Sunday.