UP: 9 killed as Van rams into parked truck in Lakhimpur Kheri

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.


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