CM Yogi has directed officials concerned to ensure proper treatment of the injured, appropriate compensation to those involved in accident.
Shahjahanpur: Sixteen people were killed and five others gravely injured in an accident involving three vehicles on National Highway 24 on Tuesday morning, police officials said.
The accident took place on Jamka crossing when a speeding truck hit a tempo and another van and then overturned, SP (City) Dinesh Tripathi said, reported News18.
All those killed were riding in the van which fell into a roadside ditch after being hit by the truck, the SP said, adding the truck later overturned over the van. Sixteen people, including a woman and three children, died on the spot.
"Sixteen people have died in the accident. Five more are injured and have been admitted in a hospital here. I have met them and they are said to be out of danger. The identity of those who died is being ascertained," said Shahjahanpur District Magistrate Indra Vikram Singh.
The injured have been admitted to a local hospital, the SP said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials concerned to ensure proper care and treatment of the injured persons and appropriate compensation to those involved in the accident.
A senior government official said the CM has expressed condolences over the death of passengers and has directed that appropriate compensation be provided.