Eight die in Uttar Pradesh accident

August 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Eight people, including four women, were killed when a tanker rammed into their vehicle in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, police said Friday.

The accident took place on the outskirts of Bijnor in Daulatabad area Thursday when the tanker ploughed into a tempo carrying the passengers.

“Five people, including the tempo driver, died on the spot. Three succumbed to injuries late Thursday at a hospital,” inspector Rajendra Prasad told reporters in Bijnor, 350 km from here.

Three people were critically injured. Police said the victims are residents of Bijnor.

“The driver of the tanker tried to escape but was nabbed with the help of the public,” he added.

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