Lucknow, Jan 7:  An accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad claimed the lives of at least 11 persons. The eyewitnesses to the tragic accident said the truck, after taking a right turn, on a national highway lost its balance and crushed people who were sitting in a three-wheeler and a car. They added that some persons who were standing on the edge of the road also got injured in the incident.

“The accident took place around 4 pm when the truck, travelling from Agra to Kanpur, lost its balance after taking a sharp right turn on the busy national highway and hit and fell on a three-wheeler, a car and some passers-by,” PTI quoted Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar as saying. Kumar said the number of casualties may rise after the injured persons were rushed to the nearest hospital. [Also read: Five Powerlifters Including World Champion Saksham Yadav Killed In Car Accident in Delhi]

Firozabad District Magistrate Neha Sharma informed that those who have lost their lives include, two women, a youth, six men and two children. Sharma added, “As many as 10 people died on the spot, while a critically injured man succumbed to his injuries on way to Agra.”

“Of the deceased, identity of four have been ascertained so far. They are Manoj (35), a resident of Mainpuri, his 12- year-old son Himanshu and nine-year-old son Pranshu. The person who was critically injured and later died, has been identified as Pankaj, also a resident of Mainpuri,” said Sharma.