Eight members of a Greater Noida family on their way to the Taj Mahal were killed when their car rammed into a truck on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district today, the police said.
Five members of the family from Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district died on the spot when their car rammed into the truck moving ahead of it around 8.30 am in the Baldeo police station area, about 30 km from Mathura city.
Three others succumbed to injuries at a hospital, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said.
According to a police statement, the family was going to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.
The police said the car was completely mangled and they had to use gas cutters to bring out the bodies.
Those who died have been identified as Neeraj (30), Anita (30), Vishnu (23), Taruna (21), Santoshi (19), Shalu (20), Anjali (11) and Gabbar (24), the police officer said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
The truck driver fled with his vehicle from the spot after the accident, the officer said.