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9 killed, several injured as bus catches fire on KMP expressway near Haryana's Nuh

May 18, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Nine people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near Haryana's Nuh.

Nine people were killed, and several others have been injured after a bus they were travelling in caught fire on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near Haryana's Nuh district on Friday night. According to officials, the incident took place around 2:30 am.

8 killed as bus catches fire on expressway near Haryana's Nuh (PTI)
8 killed as bus catches fire on expressway near Haryana's Nuh (PTI)

Reportedly, the bus was carrying devotees - who were on their way to Chandigarh from Mathura-Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh when the incident occurred. According to the police, there were around 60 people onboard - all pilgrims from Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, and Chandigarh.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Meanwhile, the injured people have been brought to the Nuh Medical College for treatment, reported ANI.

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The police also informed that the fire was brought under control within an hour with the help of locals and a police team.

Nuh MLA Aftab Ahmed expressed grief over the incident and said that several people, including the elderly, women, and children, have been injured in the incident.

A video posted by news agency PTI shows the charred bus on the expressway. Several people and ambulances can also be seen at the incident spot.

In a similar incident this week, six people, including an eight-year-old girl, were charred to death, and 13 others were injured when a private bus they were travelling in burst into flames after colliding with a tipper truck laden with gravel in Andhra Pradesh’s Palnadu district in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to the police, the accident took place around 1.30 am between Annambatlavari Palem and Pasumarru villages near Chilakaluripet when the private bus was going to Hyderabad from Chinnaganjam town in Bapatla district with around 40 passengers.

Following the incident, Andhra Pradesh governor S Abdul Nazeer, chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed grief and offered their condolences to the bereaved family members. The governor also instructed the officials to provide proper medical facilities to the injured persons.

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