Uttar Pradesh legislator dies in road accident

He was on his way to the 'Investors Meet' in Lucknow, local police said

Uttar Pradesh legislator dies in road accident

In an unfortunate incident, the Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Lokendra Singh was killed today in a road accident in Sitapur.

He was on his way to the ‘Investors Meet’ in Lucknow, local police said.

According to reports, the legislator’s Fortuner was being driven at high speed when it rammed into a truck approaching from the opposite direction.

His driver and two security guards were also killed in the crash.

The BJP’s legislator from Noorpur in Bijnore was headed for the investors summit which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The damaged SUV of the legislator and the truck after the crash.

PM Modi expressed his “anguish” at the accident and offered his condolences on Twitter.

While the driver and 45-year-old Mr Singh were killed on the spot, the two police gunners died while being treated at a nearby medical facility.

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