7 killed as bus rams into truck on Agra-Lucknow expressway

Seven persons were killed and over 30 injured when a Varanasi-bound bus from Delhi rammed into a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Karhal town of Mainpuri district on Saturday night.

The bus was carrying a total of 41 passengers.

“Six persons died on the spot and one succumbed to injuries during treatment,” said Mainpuri superintendent of police Ajay Shankar Rai.

The deceased have been identified as Shashank Yadav (28), Shishir Shukla (36), Vidushi Shukla (7), Tinku Singh (22), Shivam Singh (22), Mohan Lal Gupta (57) and Ashish (28).

The injured were rushed Saifai Medical College, including a Spanish national Jose Migiale (32) and his wife.

Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav reached Saifai Medical College to meet the injured.

Police said the bodies have been sent for post mortem and families of the deceased had been informed. The exact reason for the accident could not be ascertained as it occurred during the night, police officials added.

In another accident on the expressway on Sunday morning, a private bus rammed into a divider, injuring two persons.

The accident occurred in Agra’s Doki police station area. According to persons familiar with the incident, the bus driver fell asleep while driving.

First Published: Apr 21, 2019 22:51 IST

Updated: April 21, 2019 — 11:30 pm