In an unfortunate incident, two people were killed and over 60 migrants returning home from Gujarat were injured during a road accident in Kanpur Dehat district on Wednesday. The incident took place when a small truck they were travelling in rammed into a larger one stationed along the road resulting in the death of a woman and a child.
All those injured in the Akbarpur kotwali area collision have been admitted to hospitals in Kanpur district.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anup Kumar, who reached the spot, said that rescue operations were on. He said that prima facie it appeared that the driver of the small truck may have fall asleep at the wheel.
All the 60 persons injured were travelling in the smaller truck.
Police chowki in-charge, Lalpur, Gyan Prakash Pandey said that the deceased woman had been identified as Hiramn, 50, wife of Akbar Ali.
He said those injured belong to different districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh.