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12 Killed In Massive Road Accident In UP's Shahjahanpur Due To Dense Fog

The accident took place on Farrukhabad road under the Allahganj police station limits after a speeding dumper collided with an auto-rickshaw ferrying passengers in the early hours of Thursday

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The accident took place due to low visibility caused by dense fog Photo: File photo for representation
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At least 12 people died in a massive road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district on Thursday morning due to low visibility caused by dense fog.

The accident took place on Farrukhabad road under the Allahganj police station limits after a speeding dumper collided with an auto-rickshaw ferrying passengers in the early hours of Thursday, reports said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to the affected families and directed officials to prioritise the immediate treatment of the injured and extend all possible assistance to the families of the deceased. 

Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashok Kumar Meena said the tanker hit the auto-rickshaw coming from the Jalalabad side, killing all 12 on the spot. The deceased included women, elderly people and children, he added.

The SP said he was on his route to the spot with District Magistrate Umesh Pratap Singh.

The victims are yet to be identified, he said, adding that the bodies were being sent for post-mortem examination.

(with PTI inputs)

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