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16 killed as bus hits divider, overturns in U.P.’s Mainpuri

Police at the spot of the accident in Mainpuri on Wednesday.

Police at the spot of the accident in Mainpuri on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

At least 16 persons died and over a dozen were injured when a Farukkhabad-bound bus overturned after hitting a divider in Mainpuri on Wednesday.

The double-decker bus was coming from Jaipur in Rajasthan. Mainpuri SP A.S. Rai said looking at the way the bus overturned, it must have been tavelling at a high speed.

Police are investigating the accident.  The accident took place in Kiratpur area under Dhanahar police station of Mainpuri, which is more than 250 km from the state capital. 

While the injured are receiving treatment in various hospitals, the other passengers were sent towards their destination in another bus, Mainpuri police said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while expressing grief over the incident, announced an ex-gratia compensation of ₹2 lakh to the kin of the dead, and ₹50,000 to the injured.

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