10 Dead, Seven Injured After Van Rams Into Roadside Tree In UP 


Uttar Pradesh: As many as 10 persons were killed while seven injured after a van they were travelling in rammed into a tree on Puranpur highway under the Gajraula police circle here on Thursday morning. 

According to reports, the incident occurred while the ill-fated vehicle carrying 17 passengers were returning from Haridwar after taking a holy dip in the Ganga river when the driver apparently dozed off and the vehicle hit a tree.  Subsequently, eight persons died on the spot, two succumbed to their injuries later. 

On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem. 

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief at the loss of lives and directed officials to ensure proper treatment for the injured. 

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