Six people were killed as a car fell into a canal due to foggy conditions in Uttar Pradesh. In another incident, two people died after a bus carrying passengers overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Katangi.
New Delhi: Six people, including two minors, were killed when their car skidded off the road and fell into a canal in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, apparently due to fog, police said on Monday.
Five other occupants of the vehicle sustained injuries in the incident that took place around 11.30 pm on Sunday, they said.
"Altogether 11 people were on board the Maruti Ertiga. The car fell into the Kherli canal in Dankaur area. All 11 were taken to a hospital, where doctors declared six of them dead, while the remaining five are undergoing treatment," a police spokesperson said.
Prima facie, the accident appeared to have taken place due to low visibility caused by fog, the official added.
According to the police, there was one more car accompanying the Ertiga and all the occupants were residents of Sambhal district who were on their way to Delhi.
The deceased have been identified as Mahesh (35), Kishan Lal (50), Neeresh (17), Ram Khiladi (75), Mallu (12) and Netrapal (40), they said.
Further proceedings are underway, the police added.
In another incident reported from Katangi in Madhya Pradesh, two people were killed, and six others injured after a bus overturned.
Two people died on the spot and six others were grievously injured after a bus in which they were travelling in overturned near Katangi on Monday morning.
The bus was en route Sagar from Jabalpur. More than 40 people in the bus sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The incident took place around 8:20 am today when the bus hit an auto-rickshaw and then overturned into a drain.
With PTI Inputs
Last Updated 30, Dec 2019, 1:51 PM IST