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Eight killed in truck-jeep collision

Lucknow, Mar 21:  Eight people were killed and three injured after a truck rammed into a jeep in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, police said.The accident occurred near a petrol pump on the Jaunpur-Lucknow highway,

IANS [ Updated: March 21, 2013 8:50 IST ]
eight killed in truck jeep collision
eight killed in truck jeep collision

Lucknow, Mar 21:  Eight people were killed and three injured after a truck rammed into a jeep in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, police said.




The accident occurred near a petrol pump on the Jaunpur-Lucknow highway, 200 km from here.

Police said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle after a tyre burst and rammed into a jeep full of passengers.

Seven people were killed on the spot while one died on way to the hospital. The injured, two of whom are critical, have been admitted to a nearby medical facility.

The driver and cleaner fled from the spot after the accident.

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