Firozabad: Fourteen folks have been killed and 25 injured when a bus rammed right into a stationary truck on the Agra-Lucknow expressway right here, officers stated on Thursday.
The accident came about on Wednesday evening, they stated.
“The toll in the bus accident has gone up to 14. Besides, 25 injured are undergoing treatment in different hospitals,” Senior Superintendent of Police Sachindra Patel stated.
SP (Rural) Rajesh Kumar stated the accident came about round 10 pm on Wednesday within the Nagla Khanagar police station space when the double-decker bus carrying passengers from Delhi to Motihari, in north Bihar, crashed into the stationary truck.
There have been round 50 folks on the bus on the time of the accident, Kumar stated.
One of many passengers, who was admitted to Etawah hospital, advised information individuals that he misplaced consciousness after the crash.
“When I regained consciousness, I found everything around me lying broken. I was on the upper floor of the sleeper bus when the accident occurred. I was brought here (Saifai hospital in Etawah) in an ambulance later. All the passengers were from Bihar. I don’t know what happened to the one who was sleeping on the adjoining seat,” he stated.
The cleaner of the truck, who was additionally injured, stated, “I was changing the deflated tyre of my truck by the side of the road when a speeding bus coming from behind dashed into it. My associates, including the driver, are badly hurt.”
He added the bus was being pushed rashly.
In the meantime, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed district officers to make sure correct remedy of the injured, a senior official stated in Lucknow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the households of the deceased and wished the injured a speedy restoration.
“The road accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh has caused deep grief. Many passengers have lost their lives … My condolences to the families of the victims in this hour of grief. I wish those injured recover soon,” the Prime Minister’s Workplace stated in a tweet quoting Modi.