Uttar Pradesh: Six Killed After Being Run Over By Speeding Vehicle in Chitrakoot

Guwahati: At least six people were killed and two others injured after a speeding pick-up vehicle crashed into them in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 6.30 am in Rauli Kalyanpur village of the district.

In the incident, five people died on the spot while one succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and two are in critical condition.

The deceased have been identified as Naresh (35), Arvind (21), Ramswaroop (25), Chhakka (32) and Somdutt (25) died on the spot, while Bhanupratap (32) succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Meanwhile, police said that Bhagwandas (45) and Ramnarayan (50) are in a serious condition.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, expressed his condolences for the accident’s victims.

According to a statement from the state government, the chief minister announced aid of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for each injured person.

Moreover, the Chief Minister’s office said that the authorities have been ordered to take strict action against the driver of the pick-up vehicle.

Further, the additional superintendent of police informed that the victims, residents of Jari village in the Banda district, had come to Rauli Kalyanpur village to attend a wedding.

The official further added that the jeep’s driver had been taken into custody.

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