16 killed in road accident in UP

At least 16 people were killed and 17 others injured when a tourist bus, they were travelling in, overturned under Dhangar police station area of the district on Wednesday morning.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajay Shanker Rai said the accident occurred near Kiratpur police chowki on the Etawah -Mainpuri highway when the bus overturned after hitting a divider.

The driver of the bus, proceeding towards Farrukhabad from Jaipur, lost control over the vehicle near a steep curve.

Most of the passengers died on the spot.

The injured have been rushed to the PGI, Saifai, where condition of three was stated to be critical.

Majority of the deceased were natives of Kannauj, Agra and Farrukhabad.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the deaths.

Mr Adityanath has instructed officials to provide complete medical assistance to the injured.


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