Bareilly Road Accident: Wedding Joy Turns to Grief as Car Collides, Engulfs in Flames
Tragedy struck on Saturday night in Bareilly Road Accident, Uttar Pradesh, as a car carrying eight individuals, including a young eight-year-old boy, met a fiery end in a horrific accident on the Nainital Highway. The group, returning from a joyous wedding celebration in Bareilly, faced a dreadful fate approximately one kilometer from Bhojipura police station.
Fiery Collision: Tragedy Unfolds
Eyewitnesses recounted the chilling moment when the Ertiga (CNG) car lost control at high speed, crashing through the divider and colliding with an oncoming dumper, resulting in a devastating explosion. Despite valiant efforts by passersby armed with fire extinguishers, the flames claimed all eight lives within minutes, leaving the occupants trapped and helpless.
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#WATCH | Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: Bareilly SSP Ghule Sushil Chandrabhan says, "Near Bhojipura, an accident occurred on the highway… A car collided with a truck. The car got dragged and then caught fire… The car was centrally locked, hence the people inside the car lost their… pic.twitter.com/HtfUUB8bSK
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Identification Struggle: Burns Obscure Victims
Bareilly SSP Ghule Sushil Chandrabhan, on the scene, expressed the grim challenge of identifying the victims due to the extensive burns. Post-mortem examinations are underway to shed light on the tragedy. Sumit Gupta, the owner of the borrowed car, revealed that Furkan, the driver and Asif’s nephew, was entrusted with the vehicle for the wedding.
As the investigation unfolds, questions linger about the vehicle’s registration status, and suspicions arise regarding potential negligence. The community is left mourning the loss of eight precious lives, grappling with the heart-wrenching aftermath of the accident.
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