Returning from marriage, eight of family killed in accident

May 12th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Meerut, May 12 (IANS) Eight members of a family, including four women and three children, who were returning from a marriage function were killed when a speeding truck rammed into their vehicle here Thursday, police said.

The accident, which also left five injured, took place in Incahauli town, when the truck ploughed into the Tavera car.

“While five people died on the spot, three succumbed while being treated at a hospital,” Superintendent of Police (Rural) H.N. Singh told reporters in Meerut, some 500 km from Lucknow.

“Of the five injured being treated at the district hospital, the condition of three is stated to be critical,” he added.

According to police, the Meerut-based family was returning from a marriage function when the accident occurred.

Police are yet to nab the driver of the truck, who managed to escape after the accident.

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