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5 killed, more than a dozen injured in bus-truck collision near Kanpur

The incident took place at around 5 pm on the Kanpur-Allahabad road when the bus was on its way to Fatehpur from here, they said.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2017 23:29 IST
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The incident took place at around 5 pm on the Kanpur-Allahabad road when the bus was on its way to Fatehpur from here, they said.
The incident took place at around 5 pm on the Kanpur-Allahabad road when the bus was on its way to Fatehpur from here, they said.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)

Five people, including a woman, were killed and over a dozen injured, eight of them seriously, after the bus they were travelling in collided with a container truck at Maharajpur near Kanpur on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place at around 5 pm on the Kanpur-Allahabad road when the bus was on its way to Fatehpur from here, they said.

“The bus collided head-on with the truck after the driver lost control over the vehicle due to some mechanical failure and went on the wrong side of the road,” SP (Traffic) Sarvanand Yadav said.

The eight seriously injured people, including the truck’s driver, have been admitted to the medical college, the SP said, adding the condition of some is said to be critical.

Bodies of four men and a woman have been retrieved from the wreckage and have been sent for postmortem, the officer said.

The road was blocked for several hours due to the accident, he said.