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Seven killed in accident on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Press Trust of India  |  Kannauj 

Six students and a were crushed to death while two others were injured after being hit by a speeding bus on the Lucknow-Expressway this morning, police said.

According to a police spokesperson, the accident took place in Tirwa area of the district at around 4.00 am.

"The accident occurred when students were filling diesel from one bus to another, and were run over by a bus, which was passing by. As of now seven person including a and students have died, while two others are injured," the said.

The students were from district and were going to Haridwar.

has expressed sorrow over the loss of life.

An UP said, UP has condoled the death of six Basic Training Certificate students and a of Prabha Devi Vidyalaya, in a road accident in Kannauj. He has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of each of the deceased, and Rs 50,000 for each of the injured persons.

The has directed officials to register an FIR in the matter and proper medical treatment for the injured persons.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 10:05 IST