8 dead, 3 injured in vehicle collision in UP

DN Bureau

Eight persons were killed and three others injured when their vehicle hit a lorry on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

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Kannauj: Eight persons were killed and three others injured when their vehicle hit a lorry on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway today, police said. 

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The victims belonged to Alwar district of Rajasthan and were returning from a pilgrimage to Naimisaranyam in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, they said.

Naimisaranyam, also known as Neemsar, Nimsar or Nimkhar, is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  The accident took place under Tirwa police station in the early hours, Additional SP Keshav Chandra Goswami said, adding that the injured were rushed to a hospital.

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The deceased are yet to be identified, the officer added. (PTI)

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