Police in Uttar Pradesh say that at least six people were killed and several injured after a speeding electric bus rammed into cars and pedestrians. The incident took place near Tatmill crossing in Kanpur.
Pramod Kumar, DCP East Kanpur, told reporters that three cars had been damaged in the accident, adding that those injured had been rushed to local hospitals.
#Police_Commissionerate_Kanpur_Nagar के घण्टाघर से टाटमील चौराहे के बीच हुयी घटना व की गयी कार्यवाही के सम्बन्ध में पुलिस उपायुक्त पूर्वी @dcpekanpur द्वारा दी गयी बाइट।@Uppolice pic.twitter.com/QpGho35a0M
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According to reports, the speeding bus first hit a pole on which CCTV cameras were installed before ramming into cars and mowing down pedestrians.
Reacting to the incident, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Vadra tweeted, “Received the tragic news of Kanpur road accident. Condolences to the relatives of those killed. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.