New Delhi: At least 14 people have been killed and several others were seriously injured as a bus collided with a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Wednesday, police said. “Twelve people lost their lives in the accident, while eight sustained serious injuries,” District Magistrate Chandra Vijay Singh told PTI. Also Read - Nashik Accident: Death Toll Climbs to 26, 32 Injured; Rescue Ops Called Off
The accident took place at around 10 pm in Nagla Khangar Police Station area of Firozabad. Also Read - Man Who Lost 3-Year-Old Son In Road Accident Fills Potholes On Roads In Faridabad
“The sleeper bus was going from Delhi to Motihari (Bihar). The double-decker bus hit the container truck from behind,” superintendent of police Rajesh Kumar said.
The injured have been sent to Saifai in Etawah for treatment.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work. He also issued directives for proper treatment of the injured, a statement issued by the state government in Lucknow said.
(With Agency Inputs)