Kanpur, June 8
At least 16 people were killed and six injured in a road accident in the Sachendi area of this Uttar Pradesh district late on Tuesday evening, police said.
Two among the injured are said to be critical, they added.
Prime Minister @narendramodi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from the PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a tragic accident in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Rs. 50,000 would be provided to those injured.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 8, 2021
Kanpur Outer’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashtbhuja Prasad Singh said a speeding bus hit a loader, which fell on the other side of the highway, while the bus also overturned and fell into a ditch.
उत्तर प्रदेश के कानपुर में हुआ सड़क हादसा अत्यंत दुःखद है। इसमें जान गँवाने वाले लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर उन्हें यह दुःख सहने की शक्ति दे। घायलों के शीघ्र ही स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 8, 2021
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and ordered an inquiry into the accident.
The collision was so strong that almost all passengers of the bus got trapped and sustained serious injuries, the SP said.
GSVM college principal RB Kamal told PTI over the phone that at least 16 people were killed, while five were admitted at the Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital with serious injuries. PTI