Bus crashes into divider, killing 17 and injuring 20 passengers
Mainpuri: A serious accident occured in Mainpuri's Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am on Wednesday morning. A private tourist Volvo bus got smashed in the divider and over turned on the road. The accident is so vigorous, which took a toll on 17 people's life and around 20 were injured.
As soon as the police got the news about the accident, the teams rushed towards the spot, and took a charge on the situation.
Those injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical relief. Mainpuri DM Pradeep Kumar confirmed the death of 17passengers. The cranes reached the spot to remove the crashed bus, nad make the way clear for other vehicles, passing by.
Mainpuri additional superintendent of police Om Prakash Singh said the bus was on the way from Jaipur towards Farrukhabad. Around 60-70 people were on board in the bus.
One of the passenger told that the driver is speeding high and suddenly the bus lost control and hit by the divider.
The ASP also said the bus is mostly over boarded with the passengers like labourers, who works in brick kiln and on constuction site. They are returning back to their native villages. Several casualties occured included people who were sleeping on the roof of the bus to escape the heat.