Eight people killed in UP road accident
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 22, 2022
Eight persons were killed and four others seriously injured when an SUV rammed into a stationary trailer on the Naugarh-Bansi road in Uttar Pradesh's Siddhartha Nagar district on Sunday.
All the passengers in the SUV, a Bolero, were part of a marriage party.
According to reports, the passengers were returning after attending a wedding in Mahla village. The driver, apparently, fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle rammed into the trailer.
Sources said that the impact of the collision was so great that the SUV was reduced to a mangled heap of iron.
The locals who reached the spot informed the police and helped in rescue operations.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital while the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and directed officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured persons.