Bareilly: Uttarakhand education minister Arvind Pandey's son Ankur was killed after the car in which he was travelling hit a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, police said, on Wednesday.

Ankur, 24, was on his way to Gorakhpur on Tuesday night along with two friends to attend a wedding when the incident occurred near Future College on Lucknow Road in the district's Faridpur area. His friend Munni Giri (26) was also killed in the accident, police said.

The other passenger was injured and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital, officials added. Both bodies have been sent for post-mortem, said senior superintendent of police Muniraj.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the deaths and extended condolences to the bereaved family.

Further details on the incident are awaited.

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