14 killed, 28 injured as truck falls into canal in UP
Fourteen people were on Friday killed and 28 others injured when a truck carrying a marriage party fell into a canal here.
The incident occurred near Sarai Neem in Jalesar area at around 3 AM when the truck was returning from Agra, the police said.
Etah is four hours drive from the national capital.
Condoling the loss of lives in the accident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of each of those killed and Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the accident.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries.
The deceased have been identified as Girand Singh (65), Prashant (12), Lavkush (21), Mukesh (23), Nerapal (25), Padam Singh (50), Omveer (19), Shaitan Singh (50), Padam Singh (40), Bani Singh (45), Rajendra (60), Vijay (22), Pravendra Fauji (35) and Sanju (25).