A bus packed with passengers rammed into a truck on Agra-Noida Yamuna Expressway on Friday morning, leaving 8 killed and 24 injured. The bus was reportedly coming from Agra and the tragic incident took place just 29 kms away from the end of the expressway in Rabupura Thana area.
“The bus was on its way to Noida from Agra. The incident took place under Rabupura police station limits around 5 am. The bus belongs to Auraiya depot. Eight people were killed and 20 injured in the incident,” news agency PTI quoted a statement from the police.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reportedly ordered the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration to to expedite the assistance to victims.
Among those dead also included seven members of one family, reported The Hindustan Times. Some reports suggested that the tragic incident took place after an ambulance rammed into a divider before colliding on the other side of the road. This caused the double-decker bus to ram into a truck.
The Yamuna Expressway is a six-lane highway that connects Noida and Agra, covering a distance of 160 kms.