New Delhi: Seven people were killed and 34 others injured on Sunday after a bus rammed into a truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the mishap took place early morning today. The injured have been rushed to Etawah’s Saifai, PGI, where they are undergoing treatment. The identities of the deceased are yet to be identified. Reports claimed that the death toll may rise. Also Read - Road Safety: India Accounts For 10% of Global Crash Victims, Govt Taking Significant Steps, Says World Bank
“The accident took place on the Agra Lucknow Expressway while the bus, en route to Varanasi from New Delhi, tried to overtake and collided head-on with the truck coming from the opposite direction. The victims included the bus driver and the injured have been shifted to a hospital in Saifai town,” Rakesh Pandey, the incharge of the Karhal police station told news agency IANS. Also Read - West Bengal: 13 Dead in Road Accident Due to Fog in Jalpaiguri District
He added that the police had great difficulty in taking out the bodies since the impact of the accident left the bus badly mangled. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Dozen Students Injured After Speeding Truck Mows Them Down, 2 Dead
The incident comes days after eight people lost their lives on the same Expressway after a speeding car rammed into a truck in Fatehabad.
Six people died on the spot and two died on their way to hospital. The impact of the collision was such that the wrecked car had to be cut open to extract the bodies. Villagers from nearby informed the police and also helped in the rescue.