16 killed, six hurt in road accident in UP’s Kanpur, says police
At least 16 individuals had been killed and six injured in a road accident on the Kanpur-Allahabad freeway in the Sachendi space of this Uttar Pradesh district late on Tuesday night, police stated.
Two among the many injured are stated to be crucial, they added.
Kanpur Outer’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashtbhuja Prasad Singh stated the accident occurred in the Kisan Nagar space when a rushing bus hit a loader, which fell on the opposite facet of the freeway, whereas the bus additionally overturned and fell right into a ditch.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has introduced an ex-gratia quantity of ₹2 lakh every to the subsequent of kin of the deceased and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
The collision was so sturdy that the majority passengers of each the autos bought trapped and a few of them died on the spot, the SP stated.
GSVM faculty principal RB Kamal advised PTI over the cellphone that at the very least 16 individuals had been killed, whereas 5 had been admitted on the Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital with critical accidents.
The situation of two was stated to be very crucial, he stated.
A heavy police power, comprising personnel from half-a-dozen police stations, was dispatched to the location of the accident.
The policemen extricated the passengers and located that a lot of them had been already lifeless.
An official spokesperson in Lucknow stated the chief minister has expressed grief over the lack of lives in the road accident in Kanpur and directed senior officers to right away rush to the spot.
He has introduced an ex-gratia quantity of ₹2 lakh every to the kin of the deceased, and requested the district administration to conduct an inquiry into the explanations behind the accident and submit a report, the spokesperson stated.
The Chief Minister has additionally directed for extending speedy assist and making certain correct therapy to the injured individuals.