Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | At least 29 persons were killed after a bus carrying around 40 passengers fell into a gorge on Yamuna Expressway in Agra.
The bus was going to New Delhi from Lucknow. According to reports, the driver fell asleep just before he lost control of the heavy vehicle on the expressway near Agra.
Approximately 50 were on board on the bus when it fell.
#Agra TRAGIC: 29 people lost their lives in a bus accident on Yamuna Expressway near Agra. According to DM, the bus fell into a Nallah. The UP Roadways to pay exgratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the family of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/FRHKRIiAvC
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Rescue operations are underway, police and teas have reached the spot.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his condolences and asked the authorities to give all help to the injured and the families of those killed in the accident, the Chief Minister’s Office in Lucknow said.