14 die as van catches fire in UP

July 11th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) At least fourteen people died in Uttar Pradesh’s Prabudhnagar district when the van they were travelling in caught fire after a gas leak in the vehicle, police said.

The incident took place at Kandhla on the Delhi-Saharanpur highway late Tuesday. The victims were returning from a marriage.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver jumped off the vehicle when the fire broke out.

Six people, who received serious burn injuries, have been admitted to a medical facility, police said.

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