At least 17 passengers, including a woman, were killed and 25 others injured when a private bus overturned after hitting a road divider early today in Kallu Ki Madhaiya village in the Dannahar area of this district.
The bus, carrying 60-70 people, was coming from Jaipur in Rajasthan and heading towards Farrukhabad. The accident happened near Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am, Mainpuri Superintendent of Police Ajay Shankar Rai told PTI over the phone.
Sixteen people, including a woman, died on the spot while another person succumbed to injuries at a Saifai hospital, Rai said.
Mostly labourers, returning to their native villages in Uttar Pradesh from Rajasthan, were travelling on the bus, he said.
"My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. I hope those who are injured recover at the earliest," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting Modi.
Some of the injured, including the bus driver who lost his left leg, were stated to be critical and undergoing treatment at a Saifai hospital. Others were admitted to the district hospital, Rai said.
"The registration plate of the bus reveals it was from Farrukhabad (UP-76). It was coming from Jaipur," Singh said.
The casualties include those who were sleeping on the roof of the bus, Singh said.
Those victims were identified as Mohammad Azad (27), Jyanendra (22), Pradeep (19), Dimpy (19), Shahrukh Khan (25), Mohammad Aqil (18), Hasmuddin (27), Mustkeem (20), Gulli alias Hasim (20), Jahangir (23), Shahnawaz (16), Waris (26), Mastan (55), Nandan alias Mohit (15), Moharrum (35), Rehan (17). One victim had not been identified yet, police said.
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