Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the deaths of people killed in the road accident that took place in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
At least 17 people were killed and over 30 others injured in the accident, police said.
The accident took place near the Etawah cut on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway when the driver of the private double-decker bus apparently dozed off, causing the to overturn and hit the divider.
My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. I hope those who are injured recover at the earliest: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 13, 2018
District administration officials stated that five of the injured were in critical condition. The bus was from Rajasthan’s Jaipur city, was headed to Chhibramau in Kannauj district.
Most of the passengers were daily wagers working in Jaipur. They were heading home for the Eid festival, the police added.
The bus was packed beyond capacity and some passengers were also sitting on its roof.