9 killed, 8 injured in road accident in India

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-28 12:27:51|Editor: Chengcheng
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NEW DELHI, April 28 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and eight others injured Saturday after a passenger vehicle carrying them rammed into a stationary goods truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The accident took place during morning on highway at Lakhimpur Kheri district about 129 km north of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.

"This morning a passenger van carrying 17 people rammed into a parked goods truck on national highway 24 here killing nine people on spot and injuring eight others," a police official said. "The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital in Shahjahanpur."

Police have registered a case and ordered investigations to ascertain reasons behind the accident.

On Thursday 13 children were killed and several others injured after a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in Kushinagar district of the state.

Deadly road accidents are common in India often caused due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

An official report says on an average 400 deaths take place every day in India due to road accidents.