Nine people died in a collision between a Bolero jeep and a roadways bus in Puranpur in Pilibhit district on Saturday. Around 30 other people were injured. police gave this information. The injured are being taken to the district hospital by ambulance. Pilibhit Superintendent of Police Jayaprakash Yadav has also reached the spot.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of five lakh rupees to the families of the deceased, expressing grief over the incident. Superintendent of Police Jaiprakash Yadav said that in the early hours of Saturday, there was a fierce collision between a roadways bus and a Bolero jeep in the Puranpur Kotwali area in which the bus overturned and the Bolero jeep flew off. In this horrific accident, nine people in both the vehicles were killed while more than 30 people were seriously injured.
Superintendent of Police Yadav told reporters that the police is involved in the rescue work. The injured are being taken to the district hospital. Seven people died on the spot in this accident while two people died during treatment in hospital.
The Superintendent of Police further said that this bus was coming to Pilibhit from Lucknow and more passengers were from Pilibhit and nearby areas. A government spokesperson in Lucknow said that the Chief Minister expressed deep grief over Pilibhit’s accident. He has directed to provide financial assistance of five lakh rupees to the families of the deceased. The Chief Minister has also instructed the officers to provide proper treatment to the injured.