FIROZABAD: At least 14 people have been killed and around 30 seriously injured as a bus collided with a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Wednesday night.
The accident took place at around 10 pm in Nagla Khangar Police Station area of Firozabad, police official Rajesh Kumar told PTI. A News18 report said that the bus carrying more than 50 people rammed into the truck while its driver was changing its punctured tyres on the Expressway.
Among those deceased have been identified as Mukesh Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Kalamuddin, Bhagwan Chaudhary, Harindra Paswan, Bhoora (the truck driver), Chandan Mahto, Nageshwar Shah, Gulshan Kumar, Anil Shah, Rakesh Kumar Chandhan. Two of the deceased are yet to be identified.
"The sleeper bus was going from Delhi to Motihari (Bihar). The double-decker bus hit the container truck from behind," he said adding that the injured have been sent to Saifai in Etawah for treatment.
Taking cognizance of the accident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work.
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