In the Bhojipura police station area of Uttar Pradesh, a dumper and a car collided horribly head-on on Saturday night, leaving eight people dead from burn injuries, according to officials. Witnesses reported that the car had a burst tire, which caused it to collide head-on with an Uttarakhand-based dumper. After the two cars collided and caught fire, there was a loud explosion, according to the sources, who also added that the neighbors hurried out of their houses to call the police.
A police team soon arrived at the spot after receiving word of the accident and fire tenders were brought in to douse the flames.
However, the trapped occupants of the car were burnt alive as the doors were locked from inside.
Authorities stated that the two people inside the dumper had suffered serious injuries. All eight occupants of the car were confirmed dead by the local Special Superintendent of Police (SSP), who stated that the car was traveling from Bareilly to Baheri. The SSP stated that a child was also among the deceased and that the police had taken possession of the bodies and sent them for a post-mortem. More information is anticipated.