18 killed after truck hits bus in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, July 28, 2021 (PPI-OT):Eighteen people were killed after a truck rammed into a bus around which they were sleeping on a road in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district, police said on Wednesday. They were reportedly crushed by the bus.

The accident took place on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway in Ramsanehi Ghat area around midnight. The victims, labourers working in Haryana and Punjab, were returning home to Bihar when the axle of the bus malfunctioned, said police.

S.N. Sabat, ADG Lucknow, said many of those travelling in the bus decided to sleep in front of the vehicle or on the sides as the bus driver told them the repair work would take time. Eighteen persons were confirmed dead till now, he said.

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