Seventeen people died and 12 were injured in a bus accident in Uttar Pradesh’s, Mainpuri, in Danhara region. The bus hit the road divider, and the reports suggests that the driver was speeding too much when the fatal impact took place, and the vehicle overturned. The injured passengers were rushed to the hospital, and three among them are still in critical condition, being treated by the doctors. The driver, who was also injured, is also in the hospital, and the police are going to take his statement once he is able to talk properly with them. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed sadness and grief over the death of the passengers, and gave his condolences to their families.
The pictures from the site of the accident show the battered front of the bus, and clearly hint at the severity at which the bus hit the road divider and then turned, so that everyone inside would’ve felt a huge lurch and suffered heavy injuries. It looks like the bus was torn from the front, so, it could be that passengers sitting in near were impacted worse than those in the back.
Ashok Gehlot, General secretary of Congress also wrote on twitter to convey his sadness at the accident, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Mainpuri
#UttarPradesh. My condolences to the bereaved families, may injured recover soon.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered his condolences to the victims of the accident, as he wrote, “My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. I hope those who are injured recover at the earliest.” It has been reported that the bus was carrying laborers. Among the 16 people who died on the spot, one was a woman.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 13, 2018