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14 killed as truck crashes into canal in northern India

At least 14 people have died after a truck collided with a highway railing and crashed into a canal in northern India, police said.

Another 22 people were injured in the accident in the Etah district of Uttar Pradesh state.

Police said the victims were returning home after attending a pre-wedding ceremony. Officers suspect the driver fell asleep.

Driver fatigue, negligence, poor quality roads and vehicle maintenance are the usual causes of such accidents in India.

Police figures show India has the world's highest road accident death toll, with more than 110,000 people dying each year in crashes.

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