Seven students, 1 teacher killed after bus runs them over on Lucknow-Agra Expressway; two others critically injured: Early on Monday morning, Seven students and a teacher were killed and 2 other people injured badly, post a bus over them on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, the police said.
As per the cop’s spokesperson, the mishap happened in the Tirwa area of the Kannauj district at around 4.00 am. “The accident occurred when the bus carrying the students was filling diesel and they were standing next to it and were run over by another bus that was passing by,” he said.
The students were from Uttar Pradesh, in the Sant Kabirnagar district and we’re going to Haridwar.
in the meantime, Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has been declaring a compensation of Rs two lakh each for the kin of those killed in the mishap and Rs 50,000 each for those injured, ANI reported.
There has been a spate of mishap occurred on the expressway ever since it was inaugurated in late 2016. According to a report in The Times of India, against a projection of around 6,000 vehicles per day, the access controlled expressway received an average of 12,000 vehicles per day in the period of the months of November and December in 2017.
Only two months ago, a school van had to smash together with a train on an unmanned railway track, which also killed around 13 children and the driver in, Kushinagar district, Uttar Pradesh.