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Uttar Pradesh: 18 dead, several injured as truck collides with parked bus in Barabanki

The double-decker private bus from Haryana was packed above capacity with migrant workers from Bihar who had been to Haryana and Punjab to find work, and were on their way back home

Written by Asad Rehman | Barabanki |
Updated: July 29, 2021 3:07:47 am
UP accidentThe double decker private bus which was hit by speeding truck at the accident site on Lucknow-Ayodhya road, in Barabanki (PTI photo)

Eighteen migrant labourers from Bihar were killed in Barabanki district late Tuesday night after a truck rammed into their bus while they were resting by the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway in the Ram Sanehi Ghat area.

The double-decker private bus from Haryana was packed above capacity with migrant workers from Bihar who had been to Haryana and Punjab to find work, and were on their way back home.

According to survivors, the bus broke down around 8.30 pm and some labourers got off the overcrowded vehicle to rest near the vehicle as the weather was hot and humid,

“The accident took place around 11.30 pm,” said Sanjay Mandal (28), who survived the accident but lost both his father Balram Mandal (55) and uncle Rajnath (40).

While 18 people succumbed to their injuries, 13 are undergoing treatment at Barabanki district hospital and the trauma centre of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow. “A total of 11 patients were referred to Lucknow’s KGMU while two more were admitted to Barabanki district hospital. The ones in Barabanki are fine now,” said a police officer in Barabanki.

KGMU officials said of the 11 being treated at the facility, four were in serious condition. “We have 11 patients admitted and four of them are in serious condition. Among the four, one has a head injury, two have orthopaedic injuries, and another has an injured spine. The rest all have minor injuries,” the hospital said in a statement.

The police on Wednesday afternoon said of the 18 people dead, 16 had been identified while the identities of the other two were being ascertained. Among the 16 identified weer Suresh Yadav (35) from Madhepura district of Bihar, and eight from Sitamarhi — Indal Mahto (25), Gagandev (35), Rajdev Mahto (60), Monu Sahni (30), Jagdish (40), Naresh (37), Shanishchar (50) and Mastram Mandal (60). The other victims are Sikandar Mukhiya (40) and Akhilesh Mukhiya (30) from Saharsa district, Jai Bahadur (40) from Sibhar district, Baijnathram (55), Balram Mandal (55) and Rajnath Mandal (40) from Supaul district, and Santosh Singh (30) and Bauwa (30) from Bihar’s Araria district.

Additional Director General (Lucknow Zone) Satya Narain Sabat said the axle of the bus had got damaged.

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