2 killed, 60 migrants injured in Kanpur accident

Kanpur, May 13, 2020

A woman and child were killed and about 60 migrant workers returning home from Gujarat were injured when a small truck rammed into a larger one stationed on the roadside in Kanpur Dehat district last night.

All those injured in the accident, which occurred in the Akbarpur kotwali area, have been admitted to hospitals in Kanpur district.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anup Kumar, who reached the spot, said that rescue operations were on. He said that prima facie it appeared that the driver of the small truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

All the 60 persons injured were travelling in the smaller truck.

Lalpur police station in-charge Gyan Prakash Pandey said that the deceased woman had been identified as Hiramn, 50, wife of Akbar Ali.

He said that those injured belong to different districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh.


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