6 dead, nine injured after van hits vehicle in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and directed the administration officials to provide adequate treatment to the injured.
BAHRAICH: Six people were killed and nine others injured when a van carrying them was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Payagpur area in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich. The incident took place on Sunday (November 1) when the victims were returning to their native place Lakhimpur after visiting the Kichhauchha dargah.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, TN Dubey, said the van was carrying 16 people. Police rushed them to a hospital where six people were declared dead, while nine others injured were undergoing treatment.
After the collision, the vehicle was uncontrolled and overturned, leading to the death of 6 civilians at the scene. After the accident, the injured have been admitted to the local hospital. The condition of three of them is stated to be critical.
Immediately after this accident, the people present informed the ambulance, after which people were taken to the hospital. However, people have alleged that many lives could have been saved if the ambulance had arrived on time. Police reached the spot and took the dead bodies and sent them for postmortem.
According to Iftikhar Haider, who was injured, the accident occurred at around 11 am, while rushed to the hospital at 3 pm. In such a situation, some people died on the way before treatment.
"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths. And directed the administration officials to provide adequate treatment to the injured," an official spokesman said in Lucknow.