16 killed after truck overturns in UP’s Shahjahanpur

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 August 2019, 12:44 PM
5 people are reportedly injured in the incident. (Image Credit: ANI)
5 people are reportedly injured in the incident. (Image Credit: ANI)

In an unfortunate road accident, at least 16 people were killed and some others are injured after a truck overturned on two tempos in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on Tuesday morning. All the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.  

Taking cognizance of the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district administration to provide medical care to those injured and appropriate compensations.

Meanwhile, over 40 passengers were injured when an overloaded mini bus rolled down into a gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The accident took place shortly after the vehicle left Chunanta village for Udhampur around 7.30 am, a police official said.

He said the driver of the vehicle lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve in Ramnagar area as a result of which the vehicle overturned before rolling down into a 70-feet gorge.

A rescue operation was launched and 41 injured persons were shifted to hospital.

“The vehicle was overloaded and some of the passengers were sitting on its rooftop when the accident occurred,” one of the injured passengers, undergoing treatment at district hospital Udhampur, said.

Police have registered a case.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:01 PM
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