New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a horrifying incident, nine people from the same family, including two children were killed, while another one was severely injured after the car they travelling from collided with a truck in UP’s Pratapgarh district in the early hours of Friday.

According to the police officials, the victims were coming from Rajasthan to attend a function in Bihar’s Bhojpur. The identity of the victims is yet to be ascertained, the police said.

Abhishek Singh, Pratapgarh’s superintendent of police, said that the accident took place at around 5:30 am near Wazidpur village under the limits of Nawabganj police station. All the nine people died on the spot. One of the injured has been rushed to the state capital of Lucknow for treatment, he added.

The crash in Wajidpur village was so severe that gas cutters had to be used to bring out the bodies. The driver of the SUV was seriously injured and is in hospital. The deceased — four men, three women and two children were in a Scorpio which turned into a mangled heap of metal. The driver of the container truck managed to flee from the spot after the accident.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolence to the families of the deceased and directed officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured.

Posted By: Talib Khan