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SUV overturns due to pothole, kills 5 in Kheri

BAREILLY: Five persons, including two school teachers, were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in, an

SUV

being used as a shuttle taxi, lost control due to a pothole and turned turtle on the

Shahjahanpur Palia

state highway on Tuesday morning, reports

Kanwardeep Singh

.

According to police, the vehicle was overcrowded, having crammed around a dozen passengers on eight seats, and was travelling on an uneven road.

The survivors were taken to the community health centre in

Palia

town. Two of them are critical. Kheri district magistrate

Mahendra Bahadur

Singh met the survivors at the district hospital and directed the chief medical officer (CMO) to ensure the best possible treatment for them.

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