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Eight dead, 11 injured in Aligarh road accident

india Updated: Apr 22, 2008 10:32 IST

Eight people were killed and 11 injured when a speeding bus ran over them after they were thrown out of their vehicle that had crashed into a tree near this Uttar Pradesh town, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place late on Monday when an overcrowded minibus carrying the labourers from Agra to Ghaziabad rammed into a tree while overtaking another vehicle. With the impact of the collision, the passengers were thrown out on the busy GT Road in Aligarh when a speeding tourist bus coming from Delhi crushed them to death.

Police said the labourers, mostly from Bihar, were being taken to Ghaziabad to lay a cable line.

The driver and the conductor of the tourist bus fled the scene.

The injured were rushed to Aligarh hospital.