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Private bus overturns in UP; 17 killed, 25 injured

Press Trust of India  |  Mainpuri 

At least 17 people, including a woman, died and 25 others were injured when the private bus they were travelling on mounted a road divider and overturned in district of early today.

The bus, carrying 60-70 people, was coming from in and heading towards Farrukhabad. The accident happened near Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am, Superintendent of Police told on the phone.

Sixteen people, including a woman, died on the spot while another person succumbed to his injuries at Saifai hospital, Rai said. Their identity was being ascertained.

Mostly labourers, returning to their native villages in from Rajasthan, were travelling in the bus.

Some of the injured, including the who has lost his left leg, were stated to be critical and undergoing treatment at a

Others, Rai said, were admitted to the district hospital.

Senior administrative officials have reached the site of the accident and were overseeing relief and rescue operations.

of Police Om Prakash Singh said three of the injured have been referred to an

"The registration plate of the bus reveals it is from Farrukhabad (UP-76). It was coming from Jaipur," Singh said.

He said the number of casualties include those who were were sleeping on the roof of the bus.

has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured in the accident.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 11:50 IST