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14 die in expressway bus crash

The 25 injured people are undergoing treatment in different hospitals

By PTI in Ferozabad
  • Published 14.02.20, 2:13 AM
  • Updated 14.02.20, 2:13 AM
  • a min read
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A policeman inspects the mangled private bus which collided with a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, in Firozabad, on Thursday. (PTI)

Fourteen people were killed and 25 injured when a double-decker bus rammed into a stationary truck on the Agra-Lucknow expressway here on Wednesday night, officials said.

“The toll in the bus accident has gone up to 14. Besides, 25 injured people are undergoing treatment in different hospitals,” senior superintendent of police Sachindra Patel said.

SP (rural) Rajesh Kumar said the accident took place around 10pm when the bus carrying passengers from Delhi to Motihari in north Bihar crashed into the truck.

One of the passengers said: “When I came to, I found everything around me lying broken.”

The cleaner of the truck, who was also injured, said: “I was changing a deflated tyre when a speeding bus coming from behind dashed into it. My associates, including the driver, are badly hurt.”