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5 of the family burned to death when their car burst into flames after colliding with a truck on the electronic road | India News


AGRA: Five members of a Lucknow family, including three women, were charred to death inside their car when it burst into flames after colliding with a truck on the Yamuna Highway in Agra early Tuesday morning, Anuja Jaiswal reports.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that the container truck suddenly changed lanes and the driver of the car lost control and crashed into his diesel tank. The truck driver fled the scene after the accident, police said.
Murli Manohar Saroj, 35, his wife Seema (32), his mother-in-law Sirtaj (58) and his sister-in-law Manju (22) and their driver, Sandeep, were burned to death. The family was heading to AIIMS, Delhi for Seema’s treatment.
Saroj’s brother-in-law, Rahul, told TOI, “My brother-in-law worked as a journalist for a Hindi newspaper. I was going to AIIMS, Delhi, for my sister’s treatment, as doctors from Lucknow medical school had recommended surgery due to clotting of blood in her brain. ”
At the time of the call, Rahul was not informed about the deaths and continued to ask about the condition of his family members.
Saroj is survived by two boys, Jatin, 10, and an eight-year-old girl, Kittu. They were at their maternal grandfather’s house in Amethi when the accident occurred.
According to Seema’s cousin Satish, the family had left for Delhi at 11pm on Monday night.
Agra (West) Police Superintendent Satyajeet Gupta told TOI: “The accident took place at 4.40 am, when the car hit the fuel tank of the truck and caught fire near Khandauli. They did not have time to get out of the vehicle. The police got there in 15 minutes and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 5:15 a.m. and it took another 15 minutes to put out the fire. We couldn’t save them. ”

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