Eight passengers died and 20 were injured in a collision of two double-decker buses on the Purvanchal Expressway near Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki on Monday, ANI reported.
The accident took place at around 4.30 am.
#WATCH | Accident at Purvanchal expressway near Barabanki in UP leaves 6 persons dead & 18 injured after a speeding double-decker bus collided with a stationary one. 3, reported to be critical, referred to trauma centre in Lucknow. Buses were en route from Bihar to Delhi pic.twitter.com/RUELIchJh9
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Three passengers have suffered serious injuries and have been referred to the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow.
Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Pandey said the accident took place when a bus coming from Sitamarhi in Bihar hit a stationary bus from behind, according to PTI. The police suspect the driver was sleepy.
Four of those killed have been identified as Om Prakash Rai (33) of Samastipur, Shivdhari (42) of Madhubani, Chitnarayan (75) of Madhubani and Kamlesh Kumar (23) of Sitamarhi in Bihar.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath expressed grief over the accident and directed officials to conduct relief and rescue work expeditiously.
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