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UP: Couple dies in road accident

PTI | Barabanki |

A couple here died in a road accident, while nearly half-a-dozen people were injured in another, police said on Wednesday.

Aslam and Saima, both in their 20s, were travelling with their child on the Bhitaria-Haidargarh road when the motorcycle they were travelling on was hit by a truck, In- charge, Ram Sanehi Ghat police station, Brijesh Kumar Singh said.

“Both were admitted to the community health centre, where Saima was declared dead, and Aslam succumbed to his injuries while he was going to the trauma centre, Lucknow. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet,” he said.

The three-month-old child was also injured, and he was handed over to the family members, police said.

In the second accident, which took place at Safdarganj (on Lucknow-Faizabad road), the driver of a speeding car in order to save a moped rider lost balance and the passengers were injured.

Singh said that police along with local people helped the injured persons to get admitted to the district hospital.

“Two of the seriously injured persons have been referred to Lucknow for treatment,” he added.