8 dead, 24 injured as bus crashes into truck on Yamuna Expressway

Mar 29 2019 10:20AM


Eight people died and 24 others were left injured on Friday morning when a roadways bus full of passengers rammed into a truck on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida.

The Greater Noida-bound bus was coming from Agra and was packed with passengers. The incident happened in Rabupura Thana area, 29 km ahead of the Yamuna Expressway Zero Point.

According to PTI, officials in Lucknow said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Gautam Buddh Nagar police and administration chiefs to expedite assistance to the victims.

"The bus was on its way to Noida from Agra. The incident took place under Rabupura police station limits around 5 am. The bus belongs to Auraiya depot. Eight people were killed and 20 injured in the incident," police said in a statement.

However, more injuries are being reported from the spot. ANI reported that 30 people have been injured in the accident.
All the injured have been admitted to Jewar Kailash Hospital by the police and bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted, "aaj greater noida mein bus durghatna mein aath logo ke nidhan se mujhe dukh pahucha hai, ishwar se diwangat aatma ki shanty aur parijano ko sambal dene ki prarthana karta hu. Durghatna mein ghayal yatriyo k shigra swasthaya laabh ki bhi kaamna karta hu" (I am saddened by the bus accident that killed eight people in Greater Noida today. I pray for the peace of the departed soul and the strength to the family. I also wish speedy recovery to the injured passengers in the accident.)

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