9 Killed as State Transport Bus Catches Fire in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi District

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9 Killed as State Transport Bus Catches Fire in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi District

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Amethi:  Nine people were killed today and six others injured after a roadways bus caught fire in Peeparpur area, a senior police officer said in Amethi.

The incident occurred this morning when the roadways bus going to Sultanpur caught fire due to short circuit in the engine near Ramgaon village, Superintendent of Police Heera Lal told PTI.

He said 42 passengers were on board the bus. Some passengers managed to escape by smashing the window panes of the bus.

The SP said that efforts were being made to identify the victims. The injured have been admitted to the hospital in Sultanpur.


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