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Over two dozen suffer burns as high-tension wire falls on bus in UP

The incident took place in Shahjahanpur as the bus was heading towards Lakhimpur Kheri.

lucknow Updated: May 12, 2017 08:32 IST
A bus came in contact with a high tension wire in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur.
A bus came in contact with a high tension wire in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur.(HT File/ Representational Photo)

More than two dozen people sustained burn injuries when a bus came in contact with a high-tension wire in Shahjahanpur late on Thursday, police said.

The driver took an alternate route when he spotted the vehicles of the Road Transport Officer (RTO) near the Guru police outpost.

As the bus was speeding towards Lakhimpur Kheri, a high-tension wire snapped and fell on the bus.

As many as 27 labourers travelling in the bus received burn injuries and many others were reported to be critical.