Lucknow, Nov 20 : Fourteen people, including six children, were killed when the SUV they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh.
All the deceased were members of a marriage party and there were no survivors, said police.
The incident took place on the Prayagraj-Lucknow highway around midnight Thursday.
The police that reached the spot had to use gas cutters to retrieve the bodies from the vehicle that had turned into a mangled heap of iron. It took more than three hours to get the bodies out.
All the deceased were residents of Kunda in Pratapgarh and were returning after attending a marriage in Nawabganj area.
Sources said that the driver of the SUV probably fell asleep which led to the accident.