Eight passengers, including a child, were burnt to death after their car collided with a truck on the highway and caught fire late last night in Uttar Pradesh. The car, which was centrally locked, trapped the seven adults and a child to death in Bareilly, said police.
The burning car was spotted on the Nainital highway with the truck next to it, according to footage from the accident site. The doors of the car presumably got jammed after the accident and didn’t open.
The car had veered into the opposite lane and rammed a truck, said Sushil Chandra Bhan Dhule, Senior Superintendent of Police, Bareilly.
“The car collided with a truck on the highway near Bhojipura and got dragged, due to which it caught fire. It was centrally locked, hence the people inside lost their lives due to the fire,” said the official.
The passengers were on their way to attend a wedding, he said, adding that their bodies have been sent for post-mortem.