Uttar Pradesh: Five burnt alive as tractor-tanker collide in Sitapur

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). UP: Five burnt alive as tractor-tanker collide in Sitapur.

Highlights

  • Around five persons were burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district on Oct 1
  • The incident occurred after tractor collided with tanker carrying ethanol & 2 vehicles caught fire
  • The injured have been admitted to the district hospital

Sitapur accident news: Around five persons were burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district when a tractor collided with a tanker carrying ethanol and the two vehicles caught fire due to the impact.

The incident took place around Saturday (October 1) midnight near Muratpur village on Biswan Reusa road.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital.

According to reports, Pau Sardar, son Baldev Singh of Thangaon police station area, was going to sell paddy in a tractor trolley in Sitapur.

A tanker was on its way to Gonda when both the vehicles collided head on.

The tanker overturned and caught fire as ethanol was inflammable. The fire also engulfed the tractor.

The police and fire tenders rushed in to douse the flames.

The district magistrate and superintendent of police also reached the spot.

More details are awaited in this regard.

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