Badaun, Aug 13 : Seven people, including two children, were killed and five injured when a speeding wheat-laden truck turned turtle at Usava area of the district on late Monday night, police said on Tuesday.
The truck was coming from Badaun when the incident occurred at the Haraura crossing. While making a turn, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it toppled over a small tea shop. Some people, including Kanwariyas, in the shop got trapped under the truck.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Kumar Tripathi said the truck was on a high speed and to avoid some animal, applied the brake, leading to overturning of his vehicle.
Among the deceased were some Kanwariyas who were yet to be identified. The only two deceased children were identified ,who are Kajal( 5) and Nandini(2), both granddaughters of Sompal running the shop.The truck driver has been arrested.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured along with free treatment.(UNI)