Police officials said that the accident site was approximately 40 kilometres away from the district headquarters

At least 9 folks have been killed and 32 injured when a state roadways bus collided with an SUV close to a blind flip in Western UP’s Puranpur space in Pilibhit district round 4am on Saturday, police mentioned.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has introduced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for the subsequent of kin of the passengers who have been killed within the accident.

Expressing grief over the lack of lives, he directed district officers to make sure correct medical therapy of the injured.

Superintendent of police (Pilibhit) Jai Prakash Yadav mentioned, “The bus was going to Puranpur from Lucknow and the SUV was coming from Puranpur when they collided. The bus rolled down from the road to a nearby field after the collision. A total of 50 passengers were travelling in both the vehicles.”

“In the accident,which took place early morning, nine persons were killed, while around 32 persons were injured,” he mentioned. “Most of the passengers are from Pilibhit and nearby areas,” he added.

He added that the deceased embrace passengers of the bus in addition to the jeep.

Police officers mentioned that the accident web site was roughly 40 kilometres away from the district headquarters

The officer added that the accident appeared to have occurred as a result of negligence of the bus driver.

“Some of the passengers of the bus have informed us that the bus driver failed to see the SUV and collided with it. The matter will be probed,” he mentioned.

The deceased have been recognized as Shakeel, 28, the motive force of the bus, Gayadeen, 45, Kalavati, 40, Mohan Bahadur, 45, Deepa Vishvas, 50 and Shyam, 12. The id of three others was but to be ascertained, he mentioned.

A neighborhood police group reached the spot inside minutes and commenced rescue operations. The injured have been rushed to hospital in Pilibhit and Bareilly district close by.

The SP visited the hospitals the place the injured have been taken and requested them about their wellbeing.

(With company inputs)

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