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UP: Nine dead, several injured in road mishap

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Uttar Pradesh: According to the information given by the police officials, in an incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri killed at least nine people and several others got injured when their vehicle travelling at a high speed crashed into a truck parked on the roadside.

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Nine of the 17 people in the mini van were killed instantaneously. The injured were rushed to a hospital, where the condition of three is said to be critical.

The accident on national highway-24 apparently took place as the driver had dozed off at the wheel around 6 a.m., a police officer said.

While talking to the media, a government spokesperson went on to say that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the loss of lives. He ordered the district administration to ensure proper treatment to the injured.

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