10 killed in accident on Moradabad-Agra highway
New Delhi, January 30, 2021
Ten people were killed and several others injured in a pile-up of three vehicles on the Moradabad-Agra Highway on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, said police.
Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary confirmed that the accident occurred near the culvert of Nanpur in the jurisdiction of Kundarki police station.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered his condolences and directed the officials to provide adequate medical care to the injured persons. He also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the next-of-kin of the deceased persons and Rs 50,000 each to the injured.
District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh and SSP Chaudhary were among the officials who visited the accident site. City Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Anand also visited the district hospital to check on the injured and said efforts were on to identify the deceased.
There were traffic snarls on the highway following the accident. The damaged vehicles were removed from the highway with the help of a crane to ease movement on the key route.