Lucknow: At least 10 people died and another 10 were injured in a collision between a mini-bus and canter truck at Moradabad–Agra highway on Saturday. The incident took place in Kundarki Police station area. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured. The CM has also directed the officials to provide adequate medical treatment to the injured.Also Read - Election Commission’s Ban On Rallies Extended Till January 31 With Relaxations For Phase 1 And 2

After the accident, a forensic team also arrived at the spot. Also Read - UP Elections 2022: Asaduddin Owaisi Forges Alliance With Babu Kushwaha, Bharat Mukti Morcha; Proposes 2 CMs, 3 Dy CMs Formula

“Forensic team is here, rescue is almost complete. Three vehicles collided with each other. Eyewitnesses tell us that it was a case of overtaking,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Moradabad. Also Read - UP Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Till January 30 Due to COVID

“The accident took place at around 8:10 am in the morning in a collosion between a private bus going from Bilari to Moradabad and a truck,” police said.

In an earlier incident, a woman and her infant son were killed and six people injured after a speeding truck hit a stationary tractor-trolley in Ballia. The accident took place near Dalpatpur village under Bairia police station area. The speeding truck lost balance and rammed into a stationary tractor-trolley before turning turtle on the Revti-Bairia road. The deceased were identified as Kasturi Devi (35) and her son Piyush (1).