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12 killed, 27 injured after bus swerves to avoid stray cattle


A crane is used to remove the wreckage after a bus collided with a truck in Barabanki district. AP

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In a horrific road accident, at least 12 people were killed and 27 injured after a double-decker bus swerved off the road and hit a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district, police said.


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Police officers in Barabanki said that prima facie it seems that the truck was coming from the wrong side.

People stand near the wreckage of a bus that collided with a truck in Barabanki district on Thursday. AP

The accident occurred in Barabanki district, 40 kilometres (37 miles) southwest of Lucknow city. Another 32 were injured out of the total 60 passengers onboard.

There are fears the number of dead could increase as several passengers received critical injuries, Senior Police Officer Yamuna Prasad said. They were being treated in a hospital.

More than 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India, according to police. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.


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