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Eight of family living in roadside shanty killed in truck accident in UP

The family was killed after the truck carrying sand met with an accident.
Last Updated : 12 June 2024, 04:18 IST

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Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh: A sand-laden truck overturned on people sleeping outside their house here early Wednesday, leaving eight members of a family dead, police said.

Superintendent of Police Keshav Chadra Goswami said the victims were buried alive under the sand.

Locals tried to remove the sand to rescue the family but in vain. A bulldozer was subsequently called to remove the sand and the bodies recovered.

The deceased were identified as Awdhesh (40), his wife Sudha (35) and their three children Lalla (5), Sunaina (11) and Buddu (4) besides their relative Karan (35), his wife Hero (30) and their daughter Komal (5).

"Another five-year-old girl was injured in the incident and has been admitted to a hospital," the officer said.

The truck driver has been arrested.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences from his office's handle on 'X'.

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Published 12 June 2024, 04:18 IST

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