Six of family killed as car falls into canal

In a major tragedy, six members of a family were killed when their car went out of control and fell into a canal in Bijnor district late Monday night, police said.

The family from Madawali area had gone on a pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. While returning, the driver lost control over the car near Chandak head and the vehicle fell into the canal, Bijnor district superintendent of police Nitin Tiwari said.

All the six were washed away in strong current. The body of a woman and a child were recovered at a distance, while efforts are still on to trace the others, the police officer added.

Youth dies in accident

A 23-year-old youth was crushed to death by a bus in Civil Lines here on Tuesday, following which irate locals set the vehicle ablaze. Pawan was on a bicycle when the bus hit him on Kabba Road, killing him on the spot, police said.

Locals set the bus ablaze, resulting in a traffic jam on Unnao-Safipur Road, police said. When a police team reached the spot, locals turned their ire towards them. Later, the situation became normal.

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