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In the accident, 11 passengers died on the spot, while 8 died on the way to the hospital.
A major accident took place in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh late on Tuesday night. Here on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway, a sleeper coach bus parked on the roadside was hit by a speeding truck. In the accident, 19 passengers including a woman who was traveling in the bus and sleeping under it died. More than 23 are injured. The condition of 10 is critical, who have been referred to Trauma Center Lucknow.
The bus was going from Haryana to Bihar. It is feared that the death toll may increase further. After the accident, the Barabanki administration has issued the control room number. Victims’ families and relatives can contact – 9454417464.
Bus axle broken due to overloading
The accident happened in the Ramsanehi Ghat police station area of Barabanki. About 130 passengers were on board the bus. It is being told that the passengers of another bus which was damaged in Hisar had also boarded it. The axle of the bus broke due to overloading.
To fix this, the driver had parked the bus on the Kalyani river bridge on the highway. The passengers were feeling sleepy so they lay under and around the bus. At 11:30 pm, a speeding truck coming from Lucknow rammed the bus.
The police sent all the 19 bodies to Barabanki for post-mortem.
Problem in rescue due to rain
Hearing the screams, the people of the surrounding reached the spot. They informed the police and started the rescue. The injured were taken to Ramsanehighat CHC, from where the seriously injured were referred to the District Hospital and Lucknow Trauma Centre.
truck driver absconding
The driver of the truck fled from the spot after the accident. There was a long queue of vehicles on the highway. This caused a traffic jam of about 5 km. The victims of the accident told that all the passengers on the bus were residents of different districts including Sitamarhi, Supaul in Bihar. These were all laborers, who were going back to their respective villages to plant paddy.
Police removed the dead bodies from the highway with the help of local people. Meanwhile, due to the onset of heavy rains, there was a problem in the rescue.
Bus operator forcibly made him sit in another bus: Passenger
Fauni Sahni, who was in the bus, told that they are residents of Bihar. On his way home from Haryana. The bus in which they sat from Ambala brought them to Hisar. There the driver handed over all the passengers to another bus, saying that the bus was bad. The bus in which he was asked to sit was already full.
When some passengers refused to sit in the bus, the bus operator put pressure on them and put all of them in another bus. There were more than 130 passengers in this bus with a capacity of 40-50 passengers. When the truck hit, the bus dragged on for some distance. After this, lumps of blood and flesh were scattered everywhere.
Prime Minister spoke to CM Yogi, announced financial help
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the Barabanki accident. He took information from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the phone. PM has announced assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. 50-50 thousand will be given to the injured. At the same time, CM Yogi has given instructions to provide free treatment to all the injured. DM and SP of Barabanki will make arrangements to send the injured to their homes.
The initial cause of the accident was low-visibility-ADG
Lucknow zone’s ADG SN Sabat also reached Barabanki District Hospital. He told that the bus was standing on the bridge for about 4 hours. Preliminary investigation suggests low visibility to be the cause of the accident. At present, the investigation is going on.