17 killed, 25 injured after bus hits road divider in UP
AT LEAST 17 people, including a woman, died and 25 others were injured when a private bus they were travelling on hit a road divider and overturned in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday.
The bus, carrying 60-70 people, was coming from Jaipur in Rajasthan and heading towards Farrukhabad.
The accident happened near Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am, Mainpuri Superintendent of Police Ajay Shankar Rai told PTI on the phone. Sixteen people, including a woman, died on the spot while another person succumbed to his injuries at a Saifai hospital, Rai said.
Their identity was being ascertained. Mostly labourers, returning to their native villages in UP from Rajasthan, were travelling on the bus. PM Modi condoled the deaths in the accident and hoped for the early recovery of those injured.
“My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. I hope those who are injured recover at the earliest,” the PM’s Office tweeted quoting Modi.