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  India   All India  04 Aug 2018  Five killed, seven injured as jeep rams into truck in UP

Five killed, seven injured as jeep rams into truck in UP

PTI
Published : Aug 4, 2018, 12:35 pm IST
Updated : Aug 4, 2018, 12:35 pm IST

The victims' jeep tried to overtake a truck and collided with a stationary truck at a roadside eatery near Machlishahr.

The victims were devotees from Varanasi travelling to Allahabad. (Representational image)
 The victims were devotees from Varanasi travelling to Allahabad. (Representational image)

Jaunpur: At least five persons, including three women, were killed and seven others injured when their jeep rammed into a stationary truck on Jaunpur-Rae Bareli road, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place late on Friday night when some devotees from Varanasi were travelling to Allahabad when their jeep tried to overtake a truck and collided with a stationary truck at a roadside eatery near Machlishahr, Additional Superintendent of Police Anil Pandey said.

 

He said that four passengers died on the spot, while another succumbed to her injuries at a district hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Manoj Patel (28), Jai Prakash (35), Sarita Devi (33), Sushila (34) and Sharmila (22).

Pandey said that seven persons have sustained serious injuries and have been admitted to a district hospital.

The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem, he said.

Tags: road accident, jeep rams into truck, jaunpur-rae bareli road
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Jaunpur