Five members of a family were killed Sunday evening after the car they were driving rammed into a parked container truck in the Munderwa area of Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, police said.
Basti Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashish Srivastava said the accident happened on National Highway (NH) 28 in the district.
“The car was driving from Lucknow to Sant Kabir Nagar. It rammed into the container truck parked by the side of the road. All five members of the family who were in the car died on the spot,” he said.
“After receiving the information, the police arrived on the scene and removed the car from the truck. All bodies have been sent to the morgue. The victim’s relatives have arrived and further investigations are underway,” he added.
On Sunday, four people, including a seven-year-old girl, were killed and 42 others injured after a sleeper bus they were traveling in crashed on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Etawah district.
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