Six persons were killed while 18 others received injuries when a car ran over them while they were watching a folk dance programme at Pananah village in Gauri Bazar police station area of Deoria district. Enraged over the incident, locals pelted stones on the car that got badly damaged.
According to Deoria police, a religious ceremony was being held at Pananah village where people were enjoying folk dance. Even as many of the villagers were engrossed in watching the dance, a rashly driven car ran over the villagers killing 6 people including two women on the spot. The car was coming from the Rudrapur side and was moving towards Gauri Bazar area.
Police rushed to the spot and got the injured admitted in nearby hospital. Wrappers of alcohol bottle were also recovered from the badly damaged car. The police are investigating the incident.
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