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8 killed in double-decker collision on Purvanchal Expressway in UP

Both the buses were heading for Delhi from Sitamarhi, Bihar, and the accident took place near Barabanki when the bus which was going ahead at high speed stopped suddenly and was rammed from behind by the other that was following.

LUCKNOW, July 25: Eight people were killed in a Purvanchal Expressway bus accident on Monday morning. Thirty-five others were also injured in the collision of two double-decker buses on the expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The accident took place near Narayan Pur village under Loni Katra police station limits.

Eyewitnesses said that both the vehicles were heading to Delhi from Sitamarhi, Bihar, and the accident took place when the bus which was going ahead at high speed stopped suddenly and was rammed from behind by the other that was following.

The seriously injured were taken to the Lucknow Trauma Centre after first aid. Others were treated at the Community Health Centre.

Barabanki police are looking into the case.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extended condolences to the families of the victims who died. “The loss of life in a road accident on Purvanchal Expressway is very sad. Instructions have been given to the concerned officials for speedy relief and rescue operations and proper treatment of the injured,” Adityanath said in a tweet.

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