17 killed, 25 in­jured af­ter bus hits road di­vider in UP

The Hitavada - - WORLD CUP -

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.

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