Six people were killed and two others critically injured in a collision between a school bus and a TUV Jeep on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Ghaziabad on Tuesday morning.
New Delhi: Six people were killed and two others critically injured in a collision between a school bus and a TUV Jeep on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Ghaziabad on Tuesday morning. The driver of the bus, which was coming from the wrong direction, has been arrested, police said. According to the police, the TUV had eight passengers, six of whom are dead, and two are in critical condition. Two children, women are among those dead in the Ghaziabad accident.
“A school bus and a TUV met with an accident on the Delhi Meerut Expressway at 6.00 am today. The bus driver was coming from the wrong direction after filling CNG from Delhi near Ghazipur. The people in the car were coming from Meerut and had to go to Gurgaon. There was a head-on collision. 6 persons died and 2 are seriously injured. The driver of the bus has been caught. The entire fault was of the bus driver who was coming from the wrong direction”, Ramanand Kushwaha ADCP Traffic Police told ANI.
“The dead include 2 children. Women and men are also included. 2 people are injured and are being treated in the hospital. There were 8 people in the car. The bus belongs to Bal Bharti School Bus which is in Noida,” ADCP Kushwaha was quoted as saying to ANI.
Earlier on Monday, at least nine people were killed after a tanker coming at a high speed collided with a tempo in Pratapgarh, said an official. The accident happened on the Lucknow Varanasi Highway near Mohanganj market in the Leelapur police station area in Pratapgarh.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath offered his condolences to the families of those who died in the collision.
“The Chief Minister has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the road accident. Wishing peace to the departed souls, the CM has expressed condolences to the bereaved family members, ” said the CM’s office.