Four people were killed when a speeding truck collided with a bus in India’s Uttar Pradesh. At least 24 people were injured.
The incident took place on Saturday morning near Mahungupur village in Barabanki district, about 30 km from the state capital Lucknow.
A police officer told local media, ‘The double-decker bus was carrying 60 migrant workers from Nepal to the western Indian state of Goa. The bus stopped on the side of the highway due to a punctured tyre. Meanwhile, a speeding truck came and hit the bus from behind.
The police officer also said that the bus driver and three passengers died on the spot. The driver was changing the wheel of the bus at that time. The remaining 24 injured passengers of the bus have been admitted to hospital.
Six of the injured passengers have been shifted from Barabanki District Hospital to a government hospital in Lucknow as their condition is critical, local TV channels quoted health officials as saying.
The police officer said, “Investigation of the accident has been ordered.”
In India, a road accident usually occurs every four minutes. Most of these accidents are attributed to broken roads, reckless driving and the tendency of drivers and passengers not to obey traffic laws. More than 100,000 people die every year in road accidents in India.