12 killed in separate road accidents

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12 killed in separate road accidents

Friday, 12 July 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Three persons were killed and four dozen others were injured when two Roadways buses collided head-on in Bulandshahr.

The injured were admitted to JP Hospital. 

The accident took place in Chitta area of Salempur in Bulandshahr in the wee hours of Thursday when the driver of the Roadways bus going from Badaun to New Delhi dozed off and the bus collided head-on with another bus coming from opposite direction. 

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath once again expressed concern over the deaths in road accidents. He also  expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the accident and directed the District Magistrate of Bulandshahr to ensure all possible medical care to those injured in the mishap. 

Eight persons, including seven women, were killed and over 12 were injured when a Maruti Swift rammed into the mini truck they were travelling in Saharanpur on Thursday, police said. 

The victims belonged to Meghrajpur village of Saharanpur district.

The mishap occurred on National Highway-59 under Deoband police station.

SP (City) Vineet Bhatnagar said the mini truck overturned due to the impact of the collision, resulting in the death of four women on the spot.

He said the injured were rushed to the district hospital, where four others succumbed to their injuries during treatment.  

The SP (City) said that three occupants of the car suffered minor injuries.

In a separate road accident, one person was killed and at least a dozen others were injured when a Delhi-bound truck from Bihar hit a bus in Unnao district on Thursday.

The accident occurred near Korekalyan village on Agra-Lucknow Expressway when the truck rammed into the bus, police said.

Roshan (40) died on the spot. Those injured were rushed to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable.

In another road mishap, at least 11 members of a marriage party were injured when their bus fell into a canal at Khamaura turn under the Atarra police station limits of Banda district.

The mishap took place late Wednesday night when the driver lost control over the wheel due to heavy rain. 

At least 11 people were injured in the incident, Banda Sadar circle officer Raghvendra Singh said. 

There were 50 to 60 passengers — all members of the marriage party — in the private bus, he added. 

The injured were taken to the Atarra community health centre, from where the father of the bridegroom, Gaya Prasad (48), was referred to the district hospital as his injuries were serious, he added.

Meanwhile, three boys drowned in a pond in Milik Bhikanpur village of Firozabad,  police said Thursday. 

Raghav (12), Divyanshu (10) and Gaurav (9) had gone to their field and were bathing in a pond filled with rain water when the incident took place on Wednesday evening, SSP Sachindra Patel said. 

The villagers pulled the boys out of the pond and rushed them to the district hospital where the doctors pronounced them dead. Two of the deceased, Raghav and Divyanshu, were brothers.

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