6 dead as truck drives into roadside tea stand
Six people were crushed to death and two others were seriously injured when a truck crashed into a roadside tea stand near the village of Ahirauli under Mohammadabad police station on National Road 31 in the district of Ghazipur early Tuesday morning.
Police Superintendent Ram Badan Singh said eight people were sitting in the stall sipping morning tea around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when the truck coming from Ballia ran over them.
Virendra Ram (40), Satyendra Thakur (28), Golu (14) and Ramashanker (62) died instantly while Shyam Bihari Kushwaha (45) and Chandramohan (50) succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.
After the incident, an angry mob grabbed the truck driver and the cleaner and brutally beat them, seriously injuring them both. After the incident, local villagers blocked the highway for more than three hours.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the deaths in the crash and called on the district authorities to compensate the families of the deceased and provide adequate treatment for the injured.
Meanwhile, a couple on motorcycles were killed when a high-speed car hit their two-wheelers as they were driving home after attending their aunt’s funeral,
The accident happened on Tuesday near Chhabeel Chowki on the Lucknow-Sultanpur state road under the Loni Katra police station in Barabanki.
Reportedly, Shri Krishna, a resident of Karora in the area of ââGosaiganj police station in Lucknow, with his wife, Brajmavati, went to attend the funeral of Aunt Joras in the area of ââLoni Katra police station in Barabanki. Tuesday morning. They both returned to Lucknow around noon. As they crossed the road through an illegal cut in the highway, a high-speed SUV struck hard, killing Brajmavati instantly. Shri Krishna, who was seriously injured, was taken to Trivediganj community health center but died during treatment.
News of the couple’s death sent shockwaves through the family as preparations for Dhanteras and Deepawali unfolded in the house. The police sent them for an autopsy. A case was filed against the driver of the car and efforts were underway to arrest him.