Lucknow, May 5: At least 14 persons were killed and more than 24 people injured after a mini truck overturned in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah on Friday, police said.
The accident held in Sarai Neem area when the vehicle carrying the victims from a pre-wedding function overturned and fell into a roadside pit.
Senior district officials, including the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) reached to the spot to oversee rescue and relief operations.
The injured were sent to a district hospital in Agra, where condition of at least four others was said to be critical.
All the deceased were reportedly from Agra.
Officials said the people involved in the accident were returning from Kundal Nagariya village on Fatehabad road when their vehicle, apparently negotiating a steep turn at a high speed, turned turtle and fell into the pit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the kin of each of those killed in an accident.
The funds would be released from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
“The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured in the bus accident in Himachal Pradesh from PMNRF,” a statement from the PMO said.