05/05/2017 9:37 AM IST | Updated 05/05/2017 9:38 AM IST

At Least 14 Killed In UP's Etah As Vehicle Overturns And Falls Into Roadside Canal

The death toll could rise.


LUCKNOW -- At least 14 persons were killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah early on Friday morning, police said.

The accident took place in Sarai Neem area when the vehicle carrying passengers from a pre-wedding function overturned and fell into a roadside canal.

Senior district officials, including the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) rushed to the spot to oversee rescue and relief operations.

The injured were sent to a district hospital in Agra, where condition of at least four others was said to be critical.

All the deceased were reportedly from Agra.

Officials said the people involved in the accident were returning from Kundal Nagariya village on Fatehabad road when their vehicle, apparently negotiating a steep turn at a high speed, turned turtle and fell into the pit. According to ANI, the driver was in a drowsy state.

Police fear the death toll could rise.

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