As many as six persons were killed and over a dozen critically injured when a tanker collided with a tractor on Sitapur-Lakhimpur highway here, a police official said on Tuesday.
The accident happened on Monday night at Tedva Chilola in Sitapur city area when the tractor carrying villagers was heading to a wedding ceremony, ADM Vinay Pathak said.
Anil (30), Vinod (36), Tejpal (32), Choteylal (35), Ankit (24) and tractor driver Chota (21) were killed in the accident.
Nearly 15 people suffered critical injuries, Pathak said. Top police and administration officials have met with the injured at a hospital.
The tanker driver has been arrested. A case has been registered at Kotwali Sitapur.