Nine dead and 27 injured in bus-truck collision in UP Barabanki


Nine people were killed and 27 others sustained injuries after a double decker bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki on Thursday. The accident happened near the Baburi area and the injured have been shifted to Trauma Centre in Lucknow.

According to reports, the passenger bus was carrying 70 people, when it collided with a sand-carrying truck near the Baburi village in Barabanki. The bus was on its way to Bahraich from Delhi.

"Anguished by the road accident in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. Prayers with the injured. Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the injured," read a tweet from the Prime Minister's office attributed to Narendra Modi.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives in the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of the deceased. The injured have been rushed to a hospital in Lucknow. CH Adityanath announced Rs 50,000 compensation for the injured.