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Three dead, over dozen injured as bus falls into deep ditch

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) 

A private bus carrying passengers from to in fell into a deep ditch under Kotwali area here, killing three people and injuring over a dozen, police said.

The of the bus was killed on the spot while two others died on way to a hospital, they said.

The deceased were identified as (35), Ashfaq Ali (60) and (18).

kotwali in charge said, "10 of the injured were referred to the district hospital while half a dozen others admitted to a local hospital."

The accident took place near Sharda bridge, a few km away from Palia town. The bus attempted to give way to a tractor-trolley coming from the opposite direction and lost control over the vehicle.

The steering of the bus was reported to have failed following which it fell into a deep ditch.

Palia Deputy SP Pradip Yadav and kotwali in charge rushed to the spot and rescued the passengers, police said.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 19:15 IST