Five killed in road accident near Agra

Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) Five people including two women were killed and four others were injured when their taxi collided head-on with a speeding truck near Agra, police said Tuesday.

The accident took place Monday evening on Shamshabad road, 20 km from the Taj city.

Police said the taxi with 16 passengers was heading towards Agra from Shamshabad. The driver appeared to have lost balance and rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction.

The truck had a Rajasthan registration number.

The driver was among those killed. District authorities have announced financial assistance to the families of the deceased.