At least fourteen people died in Uttar Pradesh's Prabudhnagar district when the van they were travelling in caught fire after a gas leak in the vehicle, police said.
The incident took place at Kandhla on the Delhi-Saharanpur highway late Tuesday. The victims were returning from a marriage.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver jumped off the vehicle when the fire broke out.
Six people, who received serious burn injuries, have been admitted to a medical facility, police said.