Udayavni Special

Kanpur road accident toll climbs to 17


PTI, Jun 9, 2021, 11:28 AM IST

Kanpur: The death toll in the head-on collision between a double-decker bus and a loader ferrying factory workers on the Kanpur-Allahabad highway has climbed to 17, officials said on Wednesday.

A factory worker, who was among those injured in the accident that took place on Tuesday night, died during treatment, they said.

The injured are being treated at the Lala Lajpat Rai hospital here and the condition of some of them is critical, said Ashtbhuja P Singh, Superintendent of Police, Kanpur Outer.

The Delhi-bound bus collided with the the loader ferrying 16 biscuit factory workers at Kisan Nagar, the SP said.

While 10 people died on the spot, seven succumbed to injuries while being taken to hospital or during treatment, the SP said.

Over 70 bus passengers had sustained minor injuries, he added.

Passengers on the bus told police that the driver had consumed liquor minutes before the accident took place, sources said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and ordered an inquiry into the accident.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Assess if physical classes can be held for students of classes 10 and 12 in COVID-free villages: Maha CM

2 more Cong MLAs back Siddaramaiah as CM candidate in next assembly election

Complete pending road works soon: Udupi DC Jagadeesh directs NH officials

B’luru-based firm launches helpline for COVID related legal queries

‘Jal Jeevan Mission’: Govt to provide tap water connection to 25 lakh rural households this year

Sitharaman meets Infosys officials, reviews tech glitches on new I-T e-filing portal

SC refuses to interfere with CBSE, CISCE assessment scheme for evaluating Class 12 students



Related Articles More

Assess if physical classes can be held for students of classes 10 and 12 in COVID-free villages: Maha CM

West Bengal budget session to begin from July 2

Power lunch: Adityanath, RSS leaders meet at Dy CM Maurya’s home

Shah involved in generating proceeds of crime from Pak to create unrest in Kashmir, ED to court

Sitharaman meets Infosys officials, reviews tech glitches on new I-T e-filing portal

MUST WATCH

Karnataka Covid-19 Unlock

Jayalaxmi Silks Udyavara | Premium Chiffon Sarees

Massive Landslide in Chorla Ghat

Forest Department personnel responsible for cattle smuggling

All shops permitted to open from June 23 in Dakshina Kannada: Kota Poojary

Latest Additions

Assess if physical classes can be held for students of classes 10 and 12 in COVID-free villages: Maha CM

West Bengal budget session to begin from July 2

2 more Cong MLAs back Siddaramaiah as CM candidate in next assembly election

Complete pending road works soon: Udupi DC Jagadeesh directs NH officials

Power lunch: Adityanath, RSS leaders meet at Dy CM Maurya’s home

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.