Kannauj, Feb 3 (PTI) Two persons including the father of a Uttar Pradesh BJP leader died when their car rammed into a truck here Sunday due to poor visibility owing to dense fog, the police said.

Om Prakash Pathak (65)– father of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subrat Pathak– along with his relative Mahesh Dubey (55) perished in the accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, they said.

Three other occupants of the ill-fated car, which was on its way to Kannauj from Ghaziabad, were seriously injured and referred to Kanpur for treatment, they added.

“The accident took place at around 4 AM on Sunday, when a car rammed into a stationary dumper on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway owing to fog,” Additional Superintendent of Police K C Goswami said.

The accident, that took place in Faguha Bhatta area under Tirwa Police Station, led to a multi-vehicle pileup, he added.

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