29 Killed after bus falls off Yamuna Expressway into gorge

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At least 29 people were killed and several others were injured when a Delhi-bound Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) Janrath bus fell off Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, early on Monday morning.

According to the reports the bus fell into a nullah.

The bus, carrying at least 44 people from Lucknow to Delhi met with an accident today morning, reports said.

Senior officials were rushed to the spot and the rescue operation is underway. 

The injured were immediately taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police tweeted, “One Sleeper Coach passenger bus travelling from Lucknow to Delhi met with an accident on Yamuna Expressway. It fell into the side fall about 15 feet deep. 20 passengers rescued so far. Efforts are on for the rest.”

“DGP UP OP Singh has directed to carry out relief & rescue work in full swing and is supervising it personally. All senior officers present at the spot,” UP Police said.

Our condolences to the bereaved family members & prayers for the departed soul. We also wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” UP Police added.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his condolences on the death of the people and directed officials to provide all possible help to the injured and the families of those killed in the accident, sources said.