Five charred to death as car catches fire after collision with truck
Five people were charred to death on Tuesday after their car caught fire on colliding with a tanker truck carrying diesel on the Yamuna Expressway near Uttar Pradesh's Agra, police said.
Etmadpur Deputy Superintendent of Police Archana Singh said that the truck took a wrong turn while moving at high speed, following which the car heading to Lucknow from Agra collided with it.
The occupants of the car got trapped inside it after the crash because of its central lock system, she said.
Singh said that a worker of a booth on the Yamuna Expressway had reported the accident to the police. The fire brigade was called immediately, but by the time the fire was under control, all five occupants of the car were badly burnt.
The officer said that the truck driver fled from the scene after the crash, and a search is underway. (PTI)