Yamuna Expressway Accident: 29 killed

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath placed an order for a probe into a bus accident on the Yamuna Expressway near Agra that killed off nearly 29 people and seriously injured above 15, officers indicated on Monday.

Transport commissioner, divisional commissioner and Agra’s inspector general of police were made to investigate the accident in 24 hours and provide an investigation report on the reason, in accordance with Mrityunjay Kumar, advisor to chief minister Yogi Adityanath. They are also directed to provide long term suggestions to prevent these kinds of disaster, headded.

The chief minister also has obliged his deputy Dinesh Sharma along with the minister of state for transport Swatantra Dev Singh to promptly pay a visit to the accident spot and meet the wounded in the hospital wards.

The accident happened after a government-run AC bus from Lucknow to Delhi fell off the Yamuna Expressway into a drain near Agra on Monday morning.

District magistrate NG Ravi Kumar stated the crash occurred at 4 :30am when the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus from Avadh depot in Lucknow was heading in the direction of Delhi’s Anand Vihar depot.

Kumar stated the bus driver perhaps fell to sleep and lost control over the bus since it fell 30 feet into the Jharna Nullah between a pair of roads near Etmadpur on the outskirts of Agra.

The dead involve a one-and-a-half-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl as well as 27 men, he mentioned. The bodies have already been sent for post mortem assessment, as outlined by the district magistrate.

18 people, who were injured, were shifted for treatment, he added. The bus conductor was along with those injured and have been admitted to a hospital in trans-Yamuna town of Agra.

Rescuers were observed finding out the dead bodies from the drain as an earth-moving device drawn away the mangled scraps of the bus.

District magistrate Kumar stated the recovery operation was almost finalized and now concentrating is on the treatment of the seriously injured and messaging their family members.

Agra’s senior superintendent of police Babloo Kumar stated families of the victims can call on 9454402732 to get information about their relatives.

Chief minister Adityanath have showed his painful sensation and condolences at the demise of the people and instructed officials to supply all possible medical treatment to the injured, his office indicated in a tweet.

Officials of UPSRTC have stated it would pay an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of people who were killed off in the accident.

The 165-km Yamuna Expressway with 6 lanes connects Delhi with Agra.

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