Uttar Pradesh

17 dead, 35 injured as overcrowded bus turns turtle in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh

The Hush Post: In a tragic accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, 17 people have died, and more than 35 were seriously injured after a private bus hit a divider and turned turtle.  The accident took place near Kiratpur Police Post of Mainpuri.

The bus started from Jaipur at about10.00 pm last night. It was overcrowded with about 90 passengers, many on the roof-top. The injured passengers said that the driver may have lost control because of the temporary nap he fell into. As it is, he was overspeeding. Thus the bus driver lost control and rammed into the road divider. The Volvo bus was on its way from Rajasthan’s Jaipur to Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh.

As per a report, senior officials from Mainpuri area reached the spot immediately. Cranes are being used to pull the bus.

The dead were immediately pulled out and the injured were taken to the nearby Mainpuri hospital.

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