Many Feared Dead As Bus Catches Fire After Colliding With Truck In UP

KANNAUJ || Many people are feared dead in a road accident in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh after a luxury double-decker bus rammed into a truck, police said, While initial reports suggest that more than 40 passengers were trapped in the bus, local authorities are yet to confirm the causalities.

According to the police, the collision took place at the GT road near the Ghiloi Khas village, apparently due to poor visibility and fog. 12-15 people are reported to have jumped out of the window amid the blaze which spread fast, engulfing the entire vehicle.

Many fire tenders have been rushed to the scene of the accident. Traffic on the GT road has come to grinding halt and several hundred vehicles have been caught in the jam. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has meanwhile taken note of the incident and has directed district authorities and the police to ensure prompt and speedy action.

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