10 killed, 40 hurt as truck falls into gorge in UP's Etawah

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Lucknow/Etawah, Apr 10 (PTI) Ten people were killed and 40 injured as a truck on which they were travelling fell into a 30-foot-deep gorge in UP's Etawah district on Saturday, police said.

'The incident took place in the Barhpura police station area after the driver of the vehicle lost control over it,' Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Prashant Kumar Prasad told PTI, adding that the accident took place in a ravine area.

A police PRO said, 'The number of people who have died stands at 10. The injured have been admitted to the Etawah district hospital. Depending upon the seriousness of the cases, the injured will be shifted to higher centres for medical treatment.' Meanwhile, Etawah SSP Brijesh Kumar Singh said the accident took place around 4 pm on the Udi Chakarnagar road.

'The truck was going from Agra to a Kalika Devi temple located in the Lakhna area of Etawah to offer a flag when the driver of the truck lost control over it and it fell into a 30-foot-deep gorge,' Singh said, adding that 10 people died on the spot. He said the 40 injured included 13 women and an equal number of children. PTI NAV/CORR RDK RDK