14 killed in bus-truck collision in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad

At least 12 people were killed and around 8 seriously injured as the private bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck here on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.
The injured have been sent to Saifai in Etawah for treatment.(ANI photo)
The injured have been sent to Saifai in Etawah for treatment.(ANI photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Fourteen people were killed and several others injured when a private bus in which they were travelling rammed a stationary truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway late on Wednesday night, the police said.

The injured have been moved to the PGI at Safai in Etawah for treatment. Of those injured, 35 are said to be in serious condition. Sources say that there were around 50 passengers in the sleeper bus.

The front portion of the bus was totally damaged in the accident. Reports say the driver had dozed off and subsequently lost control of the steering wheel resulting in the accident.

Additional Director General of Police for Agra zone Ajay Anand and IG Agra Range A Satish Ganesh reached the spot for rescue operation that continued the whole night.

Superintendent of Police (rural) Rajesh Kumar told PTI that the accident took place at around 10 pm on Wednesday in Nagla Khangar Police Station area of Firozabad.

“The sleeper bus was going from Delhi to Motihari (Bihar). The double-decker bus hit the container truck from behind,” he said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work.

He also issued directives for proper treatment of the injured, a statement issued by the state government in Lucknow said.

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