Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2020

PM Modi condole deaths of 20 people in UP bus accident

New Delhi: On Friday night about 20 people were feared dead in a road accident in Kannauj when a bus collided with a truck and caught fire.

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said that there were 43 passengers in the bus

Rescue operations have been launched and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured.

About 25 passengers have been rescued so far.

There were about 50 passengers in the bus when the accident took place.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of over 20 passengers in a bus accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district.

“It is very saddening to know about the horrific road accident in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. Many people have lost their lives in this accident. I express my condolences to the kin of the dead, and wish for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Modi said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the police will be doing DNA tests. “The bodies were so badly burnt, their bones scattered that it was difficult to tell the exact number of the deaths. And the identities will also be known after the DNA tests,” said Kanpur Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohit Aggarwal.

Police said 25 passengers were rescued from the burning bus, who were receiving treatment at local hospitals.

Aggarwal said that more than 20 people were feared dead in the accident.

The sleeper bus, from Farukhabad was headed to Jaipur via Gursahaiganj in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh, collided with a truck on the GT Road. The accident was so severe that the oil tank of the truck exploded, setting both vehicles on fire.

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said that there were 43 passengers in the bus.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and sought a detailed report from the District Magistrate of Kannauj. The Chief Minister announced a relief of Rs two lakh each to the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 each to the injured.

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