Lakhimpur Kheri (UP): Seven persons died and more than 25 sustained injuries when a bus collided head-on with a truck near Sharda bridge on the Pilibhit-Basti highway in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the police said.
Fourteen of the injured were sent to a hospital in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The accident occurred when the bus was heading from Dhaurehra area under Isanagar police station in the district to Lucknow. The condition of some of the injured was stated to be critical.
President, PM condole deaths
A report from New Delhi adds: President Droupadi Murmu condoled with the kin of those who lost their lives in the accident. A tweet from Rashtrapati Bhawan says, “Deeply saddened by the news of the death of many people in a road accident in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the family of those who lost their loved ones in this accident and wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the seven people who died in the accident. A tweet from PM office says, “Distressed by the accident in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF (Prime Minister National Relief Fund) would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs 50,000.”