Ten people were killed and 40 injured after a truck they were travelling on fell into a 35-foot-deep gorge in Uttar Pradesh's's Etawah district on Saturday.

"The incident took place in the Barhpura police station area after the driver of the vehicle lost control over it," Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Prashant Kumar Prasad told news agency PTI, adding that the accident took place in a ravine area.

"The number of people who have died stands at 10. The injured have been admitted to the Etawah district hospital. Depending upon the seriousness of the cases, the injured will be shifted to higher centres for medical treatment," PTI quoted a police PRO as saying.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those killed in the tragic incident.

Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled the deaths and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident. In a tweet in Hindi, Shah said that the local administration is engaged in relief work.

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