UP: 13 dead, 30 injured in truck-bus collision in Barabanki
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), October 7, 2021
At least 13 persons died and 30 others were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger bus on the Outer Ring Road in Barabanki early today.
The injured persons were taken to hospital.
Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad reached the spot and rescue and relief operations were on.
According to eyewitnesses, the two vehicles were coming from opposite directions when they collided. "There was a stray cow on the road and in trying to save the animal, the two vehicles collided," said an eyewitness.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives and directed the concerned officials to provide all help to the victims.
The chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.