No fewer than five people were killed and more than 40 others sustained injuries on Friday after a passenger bus rammed into a stationary truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Police said.
The accident took place on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Fatehabad of Agra district, about 297 kilometres west of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
“This morning, five people including a child were killed and over 40 others injured after a double-decker bus plying on Agra-Lucknow Expressway rammed into a sand-laden truck,’’ a police official posted in Agra, told Xinhua.
According to the Police, the bus was coming from Bihar and heading to Jaipur in Rajasthan when the accident occurred.
The police and Uttar Pradesh district administration officials rushed to the scene of the accident and the injured were rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident.
“Yogi Adityanath expressed deep condolences over the death of five persons in a road accident in Agra and directed the administration to provide all possible medical assistance to the injured,’’ a statement issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s office said.
Police have registered the case and ordered an investigation into the accident.
On June 19, 44 people were killed and over 30 others injured after a bus carrying them fell into a 500-feet gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.