A migrant couple on their way to Bihar from Haryana in their auto rickshaw was killed while their six-year-old son escaped unhurt when a loader hit them on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on Saturday, police said.
Ashok Chaudhari, 35, who earned his living driving an auto rickshaw in Jhajjar, Haryana, was returning home in Bihar's Darbhanga district with his wife Chhoti, 33, and son when the accident occurred, they said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims, and directed officials to make arrangements for sending the bodies home.
Police said the auto rickshaw had run out of petrol and Chaudhari was filling the tank with the help his wife when a speeding loader hit them from the rear side in the Bangarmau Kotwali police station area here.
The couple died on the spot, the police said, adding that they were identified with the help of the driving licence and Aadhar Card recovered from them.