Prayagraj (UP): Four women and a child died and five persons sustained serious injuries when a sports utility vehicle rammed into an electric pole near Handia toll plaza in Prayagraj district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the police said. As the vehicle was running at a high speed, the driver lost control and hit the pole. The accident occurred when the vehicle was going from Kanpur to Varanasi.
On getting information about the accident, the police rushed to the spot and, with the help of locals, they rushed the injured to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased for post mortem.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and directed the officials of the district administration to provide all help to the injured.