Six people were killed and 14 others were injured when the tractor-trolley they were traveling in overturned and fell into a ditch after being hit by a tanker on Bareilly-Agra road on Tuesday, police said. Some families belonging to Auramai village under the Moosazhag area of the district had gone to take a dip in the river Ganga in a tractor-trolley this morning.
While returning around 3 pm, a tanker hit their vehicle from behind in an attempt to overtake it in the Civil Lines police station area, Senior Superintendent of Police OP Singh, said.
The tractor-trolley which lost balance overturned and fell into a ditch, the SSP said, adding that five women and a child died on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Anita Devi (40), Sangeeta (19), Sushma (65), Veera Devi (75), Poonam (28), and Sahdev (12). The seriously injured have been admitted to a government medical college in Badaun.
The tanker driver fled from the spot after the incident, he said adding that investigations are on.