Police said five individuals were killed in a vehicle accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida this morning, four from Maharashtra and one from Karnataka.
Two more persons were rushed to the hospital after the SUV accident. According to the police, the accident occurred about 5 a.m.
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has expressed his sorrow over the event and asked Gautam Buddh Nagar district officials to provide necessary medical care to those who were hurt.
"A Mahindra Bolero was transporting the seven persons. They were driving from Agra to Noida when their automobile collided with a dumper truck from behind near the Jewar toll plaza "A police spokesperson for Gautam Buddh Nagar said.
The dumper vehicle has been seized by authorities, according to the official.
The Chief Minister's office tweeted in Hindi in response to the incident "Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has conveyed his deep sorrow over the deaths caused by an accident between two automobiles on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. The Chief Minister has expressed his condolences to the deceased families, praying for peace for the fallen souls."
Narayan Kolekar, 40, of Satara, Maharashtra, and Sunita Gaste, 35, of Belgaum, Karnataka, were among those injured, according to police.