THREE PERSONS were killed and at least a dozen others received serious injuries when a roadways bus and a truck collided head on near Dhamni Nivada area under Shivrajpur police station here today.
Such was the impact of the collision that the bus virtually turned into rubble. Hearing the bang, locals from the area rushed to the spot and started the rescue work. The police also reached the spot and rushed the injured to the nearby hospitals.
The incident took place at around 1.30 pm. Reports said that a roadways bus of Agra Fort depot, which left for Kannauj from Kanpur city with over a dozen passengers on board, had reached Dhamni Nivada tri-section when a truck coming from opposite direction collided with it.
Driver of the bus Surendra Singh, a resident of Kannauj district, said that the impact of the collision was such that half the body of the bus virtually turned into rubble.
He alleged that the truck was moving at a very high speed and because of this the truck driver lost control over the vehicle and was forced to turn towards wrong side.
On seeing the truck on the wrong side, the driver of the roadways bus tried to turn the bus towards the other side. But, it collided with the truck head on.
The locals rushed to the spot and tried to pull the injured persons out of the bus and truck. The police also reached the spot and started relief measures.
Cleaner of the truck who died on the spot could not be identified till the filing of the report. Shivrajpur SO Devendra Singh said that all the injured were rushed to the nearby primary health centre. Two of the injured identified as Vinay Dixit, son of Awadhesh Dixit, a resident of Yasodanagar in the district and Ramji Gupta, a resident of Bangarmau in Unnao district were referred to the Hallet Hospital after their condition deteriorated. However, both the injured later succumbed to their injuries at the Hospital.
The SO said that those who received minor injuries were relieved from the PHC after first aid.