7 killed, over 30 hurt in bus-SUV collision in UP’s Pilibhit; CM Yogi expresses grief over the death of people

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his deepest condolences regarding the "tragic" deaths of seven people in a road accident.

 

Seven people were killed and at least 30 others injured when a bus they were travelling on collided with an SUV at Puranpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district on Saturday, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

The agency cited Jai Prakash, Pilibhit’s superintendent of police, as saying that the vehicles collided in Puranpur area of the district. The bus was on its way to Puranpur from Lucknow. 

“The bus was coming to Pilibhit from Lucknow and the pickup was coming from Puraipur. The accident happened at the borders of Puranpur. The bus overturned in the fields as a result of which several people in the bus got crushed. Some occupants of the pickup also received injuries in the accident,” Jai Prakash told reporters.

As per the report, the injured were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital and some of them were then referred to the district hospital after primary treatment. 

Prakash said the accident seems to have occurred due to the bus driver’s negligence.

“Some of the passengers of the bus have informed us that the bus driver failed to see the SUV and collided with it,” said Prakash.

According to the report from the police officials, most of the victims belonged to Pilibhit.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his deepest condolences regarding the "tragic" deaths of seven people in a road accident.

A press statement from the state government in Hindi said, "Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji has expressed grief on the tragic death of people in a road accident in Pilibhit district. He has expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the dead, praying to God for the peace of the departed soul."

The Chief Minister has instructed the officers of the district administration to provide proper treatment to the injured people in this accident, the press statement added.

 

With inputs from Agency

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