Forest officer among 5 dead in two accidents in UP

United News of India

Lucknow, September 21, 2011

At least five people, including a Divisional Forest Officer(DFO), were killed and four injured in two separate incidents at Ramabai Nagar and Basti districts of Uttar Pradesh today.

Police sources here said the DFO of Ramabai Nagar, R K Gangwar, along with his driver Sunil Kumar and Ardali Ram Awatar were killed on the spot when their vehicle collided with a tanker near Sahajadpur under Akbarpur police station area in Ramabai Nagar district.

The driver of the tanker fled after the incident, the sources said.

In another accident at Basti, two people were killed and four injured when a van was crushed by a truck in Captanganj area of the district today.

The injured have been rushed to the hospital where the condition of two is stated to be critical.