Kanpur: Eight persons were killed and
12 others injured when a truck loaded with iron rods rammed
into a tempo at Jahanabad road near Ghatampur village here,
police said today.
The accident occurred last evening apparently after a
tyre of the truck burst and the driver lost control over the
vehicle which rammed into the tempo carrying passengers, as a
result of which both vehicles turned turtle, SP (rural) Lal
While Tarachand, his five-day-old daughter and a
woman died on the spot, 18 people were injured and were taken
to a nearby hospital where Pratap Yadav (61), Ahmed (45),
Lakshmi (17), Aditya (4) and an unidentified youth succumbed
to their injuries, he said.
He added that the other 12 people have been admitted
to Ursala Hospital in the city where the condition of four
persons is said to be critical.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and a
case has been registered, police said.