Twenty-nine people were killed and 18 injured after a state-run bus skidded off the Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain in Uttar Pradesh. The bus was going from Lucknow to Delhi and had at least 50 passengers on board.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has formed a committee to probe the reasons behind the accident and directed it to submit a report.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Roadways will pay ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Srikant Sharma expressed grief over the Agra bus accident. He said the state govt. is ensuring the better treatment for the injured.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over Agra bus accident.
In a tweet the President said “Sad to learn about tragic bus accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. State government taking all steps to help affected people. My condolences to bereaved families; wishing an early recovery to those injured.”
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said “Pained by the bus accident in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. I pray that those injured recover fast. The State Government and local administration are providing all possible assistance to the affected.”
BJP National Working President JP Nadda has expressed grief over Agra bus accident. In a tweet he said “Saddened to hear about the tragic loss of lives in an unfortunate bus accident near Agra. My heartfelt condolences to the grieving families. I pray for the injured a speedy recovery.”