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Six killed in bus-car collision on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Kannauj:  At least six people were killed and 33 injured when a bus rammed into a stationary car on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Kannauj district Sunday, an official said.

The bus was carrying around 45 labourers from Bihar’s Madhubani district to Delhi, Chhibramau Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gaurav Shukla said.

Both the vehicles overturned and fell off the expressway.

The bus driver, Rajendra (40), a resident of Faridabad, is among the six deceased.

Locals rushed to the spot and helped police rescue the trapped passengers.

“The others deceased of the bus have been identified as Asharfi Nishad (50), Lalbabu (40), Laxmi Shah (42) Chandrika (55) and an unknown person,” police said in a statement.

Six persons travelling in the car received injuries and have been admitted to PGI in Saifai.

Nine injured bus passengers have also been admitted to Saifai PGI, while 18 injured persons were hospitalised in Tirwa (Kannauj).

Eighteen passengers were sent to their respective destinations after administering first-aid.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident, and asked officials to ensure proper treatment for the injured.

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