Death toll rises to 22 in truck-bus collision in UP's Bareilly

DN Correspondent

Major accident took place, where 22 people were charred to death when a bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on National Highway 24 near Bareilly early on Monday.

bus collides with truck in Bareilly
bus collides with truck in Bareilly

Bareilly: Death toll rose to 22 on Monday morning in a truck-bus collision in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district. 

A truck collided with a roadways bus on Bada Bypass in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at round about 2:00 a.m.

Both the vehicles caught fire on colliding.

A total of 37 passengers were boarded on the bus when the accident took place.

The injured have been taken to the district hospital. The doctors believe that death toll is likely to increase.

CFM District hospital, Dr. B.C. Yadav said, "The bodies were burnt outright to an extent that it is arduous to figure out the gender of the corpses."

The bus belonging to Gond depot was commuting to Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich from Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announces an ex-gratia of 2 lakh for kin of deceased. (with ANI inputs)

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