- 17 dead in bus accident in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri
- Driver was speeding when bus hit divider and overturned, say police
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of the passengers
The bus, traveling from Jaipur and heading to Farrukhabad in UP, had around 60 passengers on board. The accident happened near Tirathpur village at around 5:30 am.
Sixteen people died on the spot, while one of the passengers critically injured, died at Saifai hospital. Those remaining people who were injured have been taken to hospitals nearby. Three of the twelve injured are in critical condition. The driver of the bus was also injured severely, and lost his left leg in the accident.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of the passengers in the bus accident. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the departed people. The chief minister also instructed officers to take all measures possible for the appropriate treatment of those injured.
Mr Adityanath has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of those who died, and Rs 50,000 to those who were injured severely.
(With inputs from PTI)