Child Among 8 Burnt To Death In Car After Collision With Truck On Bareilly-Nainital Highway

New Delhi: Eight persons, including a child, were charred to death in their car as it caught fire after collision with a truck on Nainital Highway near Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly late on Saturday.

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Two occupants of the truck were also critically injured in the accident.

“An Ertiga collided with a truck on the (Nainital) highway. Following the collision, a fire broke out in the car, and eight people – including a child – lost their lives. Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem,” news agency PTI quoted SSP Bareilly GS Chandrabhan as saying.

The car veered off the opposite side of the highway following a tyre burst and crashed into the truck, which was carrying sand gravel from Uttarakhand. The collision was followed by a loud explosion as the two vehicles went up in flames, according to reports.

Police said the victims, who were returning from a wedding, could not escape because the car was centrally locked. The SUV belonged to Sumit Gupta and he had given it to one Furkhan, the reports added.

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