11 of family killed in Uttar Pradesh road accident

February 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) At least 11 people of the same family were killed in Uttar Pradesh Saturday evening when the vehicle they were travelling in collided head on with a speeding truck, the police said.
The accident occurred on the Kadaura road in Jalaun district, some 250 km from here, district police chief G.P. Kannaujia told IANS on phone.

According to eyewitnesses, the speeding truck collided head-on with the jeep, killing 11 people on the spot, said Kannaujia.

Only one person in the jeep managed to survive.

All those killed were from the same family of Kalpi town in Jalaun. They were returning from a family function, the police officer said.

The driver of the truck was absconding till Saturday night.

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