Seven persons were killed after an oil tanker collided with a car on the Yamuna Expressway on Tuesday night. The incident took place near Naujheel police station. The car's occupants, including two women, are the casualties.
"The oil tanker was headed towards Agra. As per preliminary investigations, the tanker collided with the divider. During the collision, a car came between the tanker and the divider," Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Grover told ANI.
According to officials, the bodies have been recovered and sent for post-mortem, and the kin of the deceased have been informed about the incident.
Following the accident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter dubbing the incident as "unfortunate and sad". Extending his condolences to the bereaved families, he added that officials had been instructed to provide all possible relief to the victims.
Further details awaited.
(With inputs from agencies)