18 dead after truck rams into bus in India’s UP
At least 18 people, mostly farm labourers, were killed and 25 injured when a truck rammed into a stationary double-decker bus in India's Barabanki district of Utttar Pradesh state, police said today.
The accident took place on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway under Kotwali Ramsanehighat area late last night, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The bus was carrying over 130 passengers to Bihar from Ludhiana in Punjab, police said.
The axle of the bus broke down and it was parked on the road when a speeding truck coming from behind hit it, killing 18 people on the spot and injuring 25 others, the police said.
Some passengers were standing or resting outside the bus while others were sitting inside waiting for the axle to be repaired when the incident happened, they said.
The victims, mostly labourers from Bihar, were returning home after sowing paddy in Punjab and Haryana, the police said.