13 killed, 31 injured in bus-truck collision in India

13 killed, 31 injured in bus-truck collision in India
# 13 February 2020 09:03 (UTC +04:00)

At least 13 people have been killed and 31 injured as the private bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Firozabad on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, APA reports citing IndiaToday.

All the injured have now been rushed to the Saifai medical college.

"At least 31 injured patients have been admitted to the hospital and 13 were brought dead," Dr Vishwa Deepak, Medical Officer, Emergency Ward of Saifai Mini PGI, told news agency ANI.

Superintendent of Police (rural) Rajesh Kumar said that the accident took place at around 10 pm on Wednesday in Nagla Khangar Police Station area of Firozabad.

"The sleeper bus was going from Delhi to Motihari (Bihar). The double-decker bus hit the container truck from behind," Rajesh Kumar saidI.

The injured have been sent to Saifai in Etawah for treatment, he said.

Taking cognizance of the accident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work.

He also issued directives for proper treatment of the injured, a statement issued by the state government in Lucknow said.