Lucknow: At least seven people–3 women and 4 children– died on Friday morning after a bus ran over them in Bulandshahr. The incident took place near Gangaghat in Bulandshar’s Narora.

The deceased were sleeping on the roadside when the incident took place.

According to initial reports, the victims belonged to Hathras and were returning from Naraura Ghat after taking a dip in the Ganga river.

The driver is learnt to have fled the scene of the accident.

All bodies have been sent for a post mortem.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of 7 people who lost their lives in today’s accident. Further, he has also directed administration to take strict action against the person responsible for the incident.