Eight persons were killed and around 12 were inured when a bus rammed into another parked on Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal expressway on Monday morning.
Police sources said that the double decker bus ferrying passengers from Darbhanga in Bihar to Delhi rammed into a stationary bus in Haidergarh area.
Several passengers were injured in the accident and were taken to the primary health center where eight were declared dead, the sources said.
They said that around a dozen passengers, including a minor Madan Shyam (8), Sarita, Kaushal and Arjun Paswan were seriously injured in the accident.
The bus driver and conductor escaped after the incident, they added.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the deaths in the road accident in Loni Katra area of Barabanki. He has conveyed his sympathy towards the bereaved families and directed officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured.