9 killed, over 30 injured in collision between bus and SUV in UP’s Pilibhit

At least 9 people were killed and more than 30 injured after an Uttar Pradesh roadways bus and a SUV collided in Puranpur area of Pilibhit district on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday.

The injured were taken to a hospital for further treatment.

The bus was coming from Lucknow to Pilibhit and the accident took place at the borders of Puranpur.

Superintendent of Police, Pilibhit, Jaiprakash Yadav confirmed that the casualties belonged to both the bus and the jeep.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and has directed district administration officials to ensure proper medical treatment for the injured in the accident.