RAE BARELI (UP): Six people ranging in age from 33 to 74 were killed when a truck hit them as they stood at a roadside tea stall on Wednesday morning, in Rae Bareli district.
The accident occurred due to dense fog.
Four additional people were injured when a truck, which was on the Banda-Bahraich highway, collided into a group of villagers who were gathered at a roadside tea stall. As a result of the impact, the truck ended up falling into a nearby ditch, according to the police.
The deceased were identified as Shivmohan (33), Ravindra (37), Santosh (39), Vrindavan alias Gutku (43), Lallu (54), and Lalai (74).
Locals feared that more people might be trapped under the truck. A search operation was underway.
The accident took place near Khagiyakheda village under Gurbaksh Ganj police station in the district around 6 am when the truck was moving towards Lalganj from Bachhrawan.
There was dense fog in the area at the time of the accident, police said.
After the accident, authorities and locals began a rescue operation.
District magistrate Mala Srivastava and Superintendent of Police Alok Priyadarshi visited the spot.
(With inputs from PTI)

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