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Feb 13, 2020

UP: Death toll in Firozabad double-decker bus accident rises to 13

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In Uttar Pradesh, the death toll in Firozabad double-decker bus accident has now risen to 13. Senior Superintendent of Police Sachindra Patel told AIR that 31 more people have been injured in the accident.

According to the Police officials, the mishap took place last night when the private double-decker sleeper bus, in which they were travelling, collided with a container truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway under Nagla Khangar Police Station area in Firozabad district. The ill-fated bus was going from Delhi to Bihar when it hit the container truck from behind. Rescue operation continued till morning and injured were admitted in Saifai Medical College Hospital. Most of the passengers in the bus were from Bihar.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the officials to extend every possible help to the injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the road accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, many passengers have lost their lives in this accident. He wished for a speedy recovery of those injured in the accident.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced ex-gratia of two lakh rupees to the next of the kin of those of the state who were killed in road accident on Agra- Lucknow Expressway. He said that  50,000 rupees would be paid to each injured for his proper treatment.
Mr Kumar directed Joint Labour Commissioner, Bihar Bhawan, New Delhi to rush to spot and ensure proper treatment arrangement for all the injured. The Chief Minister also prayed for early recovery of all the injured.

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