Lucknow, April 28: At least 9 persons were killed dead after a vehicle rammed into a parked truck in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday.
According to the reports, nine of the 17 people in the mini-van were dead instantaneously. The injured were admitted to nearby hospital, where the condition of three is said to be critical.
The accident on national highway-24 apparently took place as the driver had dozed off at the wheel around 6 a.m., a police officer said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the loss of lives. He ordered the district administration to ensure proper treatment to the injured, a government spokesman told IANS.