Yet another dreadful accident in which more lives were lost in Uttar Pradesh.
This comes a day after the horrific Kushinagar unmanned railway crossing accident where in 13 children died.
This time a speeding van carrying 16 passengers rammed into a parked truck on the National Highway 24.
Police sources said that the accident killed 12 people and injured four.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the deaths in the accident.
The incident is said to have taken place in Uchauliya.
This happened when the overloaded Tata Magic van, on its way to Sitapur from Shahjahanpur, hit the truck from the rear side near a roadside eatery.
Nine people, including the van’s driver Anup Awasthi (25) and helper Kishan (23) died on the spot, police said.
At least three of the seven injured who were rushed to a hospital in Shahjahanpur succumbed to their injuries later,as per reports.