Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of those killed in the bus accident and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the wee hours of Monday morning on Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Uttar Pradesh’ Kannauj.
At least seven people were killed and three others critically injured in a roadways bus crashed into an immobile tour bus. The deceased include college students from Sant Kabir Nagar.
According to ground reports, the driver of the roadways bus sped away after the accident. The injured have been admitted to the local hospital, where their condition is said to be critical.
The tour bus, carrying students to Haridwar, had run out diesel and was parked temporarily at the roadside to refuel from another bus when the roadways bus crashed into it. The bus crushed the tour bus passengers who were standing on the roadside.
The students of BTC, all aged around 20, were on their way to Haridwar when the incident took place. Few of them got off the bus to transfer diesel to another bus when the speeding UP roadways bus crushed them.
According to emerging reports, one of the teachers is also dead. This is yet to be confirmed by authorities.