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UP: 11 killed, 10 injured after loaded truck overturns on bus carrying devotees

The mishap took place on a busy highway where a group of devotees was traveling in a bus

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 26th 2024 08:54 AM
UP: 11 killed, 10 injured after loaded truck overturns on bus carrying devotees

UP: 11 killed, 10 injured after loaded truck overturns on bus carrying devotees

Uttar Pradesh: In a tragic and horrific incident in Uttar Pradesh, at least 11 people died and 10 were injured after a truck turned turtle on top of a bus. 

The accident unfolded late Friday night in the Bhadohi district, casting a pall of sorrow over the region.                   


The mishap took place on a busy highway where a group of devotees was traveling in a bus.

According to preliminary reports, the truck, loaded with ballast stones hit the parked bus at a roadside dhaba and overturned on bus, crushing the devotees to death.

All the devotees traveling in the bus were residents of Jetha village located in Kamlapur police station area of Sitapur district.

Ashok Kumar Meena, SP, Shahjahanpur said, "Around 11 pm, we got the information that in the Khutar PS area, a bus was parked, devotees who were going to Purnagiri were sitting inside the bus and some devotees were having food at a Dhaba. A truck lost control and turned turtle on top of the bus...total 11 people died and 10 were injured. All injured have been admitted to hospitals...".

The Bhadohi accident is a grim reminder of the vulnerabilities on our roads and the importance of stringent safety protocols. As the community mourns the loss of lives, there is an urgent call for enhanced road safety measures to protect travellers and prevent such heart-wrenching incidents in the future.

- With inputs from agencies

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