In Barabanki, sleeping 18 labourers crushed to death in a truck accident

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Accident (Image: Pixabay)
Accident (Image: Pixabay)

Lucknow : In a tragic incident in Barabanki, 18 labourers were crushed to death after a truck rammed into a double-decker bus on the Lucknow-Ayodhya National Highway. The deceased were sleeping on road when the accident happened.

Other 19 people were seriously injured in the accident and have been shifted to the Trauma Centre in Lucknow.

“A truck rammed into a bus near Ram Sanehi Ghat in Barabanki, late last night. About 18 casualties with many passengers sustaining injuries;19 hospitalized. Rescue operation to recover the dead bodies stuck under the bus is underway,” Satya Narayan Sabat, ADG Lucknow Zone, confirmed.

The bus was halting on road due to some axle problem. 

Amid rain and poor visibility, a truck coming from Lucknow collided with the bus. The collision was so strong that most of the people died on the spot.

Most of the bus passengers had got down from the bus and were sleeping on the roadside when the accident took place.

Among the deceased, Suresh Yadav, Indal Mahto, Sikandar Mukhiya, Monu Sahni, Jagdish Sahni, Jai Bahadur Sahni, Baijnath Ram, and Balram have been identified so far.

PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of deceased.