The labourers, were travelling from Haryana to Bihar, when their bus broke down on a highway last night. They then slept on the road in front of the bus.
18 labourers, sleeping on the road in front of a bus, were crushed to death last night by a speeding truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district, 28 km from Lucknow.
The labourers, were travelling from Haryana to Bihar, when their bus broke down on a highway last night. They then slept on the road in front of the bus. The truck hit the bus from behind, crushing the labourers to death.
Senior police officer Satya Narayan Sabat, said “The injured labourers have been taken to a nearby hospital, and rescue operation to recover bodies stuck under the bus is on.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident.
यूपी के बाराबंकी में हुए सड़क हादसे की खबर से बहुत दुखी हूं। शोकाकुल परिवारों के साथ मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। अभी सीएम योगी जी से भी बात हुई है। सभी घायल साथियों के उचित उपचार की व्यवस्था की जा रही है।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2021
“We were around 130 people who left from a bus stop near Haryana’s Ambala for Bihar… around 8 pm, the bus broke down and the driver informed us that the repair work will take time. Many of us came out of the bus… Few were sleeping on the road, a few were eating or resting,” said a survivor Bharat.
“A few hours later, around 11 pm a truck collided into the parked bus resulting in many casualties,” he added.
“Following the tragic accident, the district administration and the police have launched a probe into the matter and is ensuring that the injured receive the best medical treatment that’s available,” the senior police official said.
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