Uttar Pradesh: 18 Killed as Truck Rams Into Bus In Barabanki
18 Killed, 25 Injured As Speeding Truck Hits Bus In Barabanki District Of Uttar Pradesh
18 people were killed and 25 injured after a speeding truck rammed into a bus near Ram Sanehi Ghat in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. The labourers, who are from Bihar, were returning from Haryana and Punjab. The bus they were travelling in broke down on National Highway. The labourers were sleeping when a speeding truck hit the bus from behind.
According to the police, the axle of the double-decker bus broke down and it was parked on the road when a speeding truck hit it from behind. Some passengers were standing outside the bus while others were sitting inside at the time of the incident.
Additional Director General (ADG), Lucknow Zone, said, “A truck rammed into a bus near Ram Sanehi Ghat In Barabanki, late last night. About 18 casualties were reported with many passengers sustaining injuries. A total of 19 injured have been admitted to the district hospital.”
PM Modi expressed grief over the loss of life in the accident.He also said that all arrangements are being made to treat those injured.
यूपी के बाराबंकी में हुए सड़क हादसे की खबर से बहुत दुखी हूं। शोकाकुल परिवारों के साथ मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। अभी सीएम योगी जी से भी बात हुई है। सभी घायल साथियों के उचित उपचार की व्यवस्था की जा रही है।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2021
The PM also announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh for each family of those killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. The families of those injured would be given ₹50,000 each.