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16 killed in UP road accident

lucknow Updated: Nov 18, 2008 13:45 IST

At least 16 people were killed and over 20 injured when a bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Tuesday.

The accident occurred late on Monday night in Shamli area of Muzaffarnagar, around 350 km from Lucknow. While eight people died on the spot, eight succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning, officials said.

"The bus was coming from Panipat district and the occupants were returning after attending a marriage," Additional Superintendent of Police (Shamli) Shirish Chand told IANS over telephone.

Those injured critically include the truck driver and over 20 occupants of the bus, he added.

"The injured are being treated at the government hospital of Muzaffarnagar and most of them are said to be critical by doctors," Chand added.