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8 Killed in collision of Double-Decker Buses on UP Expressway

Lucknow: Eight people died and nearly 20 were injured in a collision of double-decker buses on Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal expressway today. Three people are reported to be critical and have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment, officials said.

The collision took place in Barabanki district, about 30 kms from Lucknow.

Both the buses were en route from Bihar to Delhi.

“The accident happened near Narendrapur Madraha village of Loni Katra police station area. Both the buses were going to Delhi from Sitamarhi and Supaul in Bihar. Police and rescue team are present at the spot,” an official told.

The injured have been admitted to CHC Haidergarh Community Health Center. Three of the seriously injured have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment.