Nine killed in Uttar Pradesh road accident

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Nine persons were killed on Thursday in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck, police said.

The vehicle was packed with as many as 22 people, who were heading home after playing Holi, when it collided with the truck, a police officer said.

A dozen people were injured in the accident and admitted to a nearby hospital, he said.

The condition of four of the injured is said to be critical.

The accident took place near Peer Bibyaani in Sikandarabad area.

The deceased have been identified as Vipin, Naresh, Manju, Yogendra, Babloo, Mangeram, Sunny, Kashish and Meenu.

Distict officials said adequate compensation, as per rules, will be given to the families of those killed in the accident.

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