Eight people died and nearly 20 were injured in a collision of double-decker buses on Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal expressway today. Three people are reported to be critical and have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment, officials said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief and extended condolences to the families of the victims who died in the accident.
“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,” he tweeted.
The collision took place in Barabanki district, about 30 kms from Lucknow.
Both the buses were en route from Bihar to Delhi.
#WATCH | Accident at Purvanchal expressway near Barabanki in UP leaves 6 persons dead & 18 injured after a speeding double-decker bus collided with a stationary one. 3, reported to be critical, referred to trauma centre in Lucknow. Buses were en route from Bihar to Delhi pic.twitter.com/RUELIchJh9
– ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) July 25, 2022
“The bus coming from Sitamarhi in Bihar hit the stationary bus from behind near Narendrapur Madraha village. Both the buses were going to Delhi from Sitamarhi and Supaul in Bihar. Police and rescue team are present at the spot,” an official told NDTV.
The injured have been admitted to CHC Haidergarh Community Health Center. Three of the seriously injured have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment.