Barabanki: A bus collided with a sand-laden truck near Baburi village in the district on Thursday, leaving nine people dead and 27 injured, police said. The bus carrying 70 passengers was going to Bahraich from Delhi when the accident took place, Superintendent of Police, Yamuna Prasad, said, adding the accident took place when the bus driver tried to avoid hitting a stray cow. The injured have been rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow.
“Nine people were killed and 27 injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger bus in Barabanki,” said district magistrate Adarsh Singh. “The injured have been shifted to a local hospital.”
While consoling the loss of lives in the accident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Adityanath has asked the local administration to provide best possible medical care to the injured.
Earlier in July this year, at least 18 people were killed and several others were left injured after a speeding truck hit their bus in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. The accident occurred on the Ayodhya-Lucknow highway near Ram Sanehi Police Station in Barabanki.