Shahjahanpur (Zarrar Khan/Rashid Hussain Rahi) district on Thursday, 12 people going to take bath in Ganga died in a horrific road accident due to dense fog. All the devotees going for Ganga bath were traveling in an auto rickshaw which got hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction due to dense fog. After receiving information about the accident, District Magistrate Umesh Pratap Singh and Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Meena immediately left for the spot. They reached the spot and gave necessary instructions to the subordinates. The bodies of the deceased were sent to Shahjahanpur for post-mortem. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed condolences on this incident.
Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Meena said that the accident happened near Sugusugi village of Allahganj police station area on Bareilly Farrukhabad road. An autorickshaw going towards Jalalabad was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction. The dead also include two real brothers and a mother and son. He said that in this incident, 12 people traveling in an auto rickshaw died on the spot and elderly women and children were also among the dead. Meena said that the police reached the spot, took possession of the dead bodies and sent them for post-mortem.
SP said that the devotees were residents of two villages and the auto driver from the same village, Suresh Kashyap, was taking them to Ghatiaghat in Farrukhabad for bathing in the Ganga. He told that when the auto reached near Sugusugi village under Allahganj police station on Bareilly Farrukhabad road, due to dense fog, it collided with a truck coming from the front due to which all the 12 people in the auto died on the spot.
The deceased were identified as Lalaram (30), Puttu Lal (50), Shivpal (45), Surendra Kashyap (50), Ankush (50), Anant Ram (35), Basanta Devi (70), Maniram (45) of Damgarha and Lasna villages. ), Pothiram (50), Rampa Devi (45), Rupa Devi (50), and Aadesh (20). Lalaram and Puttu Lal were real brothers, while Vasantha Devi and Anant Ram were mother and son. The Superintendent of Police said that after the incident, the truck driver ran away with the vehicle and fled leaving the truck 12 kilometers away from the spot. He told that the police has taken possession of the truck. Whereas police teams have been formed to arrest its driver.