29 Dead As Bus Falls Off Yamuna Expressway Near Delhi

Yamuna Expressway Accident: The driver slept just before the accident occurred around 47 people traveling from Lucknow to Delhi, according to reports read more...

29 Dead As Bus Falls Off Yamuna Expressway Near Delhi
29 dead, 24 injured as Lucknow to Delhi bus skids off Yamuna Expressway in Agra.

More than 29 people died and several injured in Agra on Monday morning after a government-run bus dropped off the Yamuna Expressway into a canal, The bus driver, carrying about 40 passengers, allegedly lost car control. The railing struck by the UP Roadways bus and dropped to 'Jharna Nalla Near Kuberpur at around 4:15 am.

Transport and division commissioner and Agra’s inspector general of police were requested to explore the accident within 24 hours and report on its cause, officials said.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath acknowledged the incident and expressed his grief and sympathy for the passengers' death. The Uttar Pradesh Roadways declared to the deceased's relatives an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh.

"It appears that the driver was sleepy while driving. Till now 29 people have been declared dead and rescue operation is underway. The bus fell about 50 feet into a gorge (naala)," said by the NG Ravi Kumar, DM, Agra.

"It is an unfortunate incident, and efforts are on to rescue the survivors. Till now more than 29 dead bodies have recovered and the survivors have been sent to the hospital for treatment," Bablu Kumar, SSP has told.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also condoled the passengers' death, saying, "Saddened to hear about the tragic loss of lives because of another bus accident, this time near Agra. My heartfelt condolences to the grieving families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Let us all follow #SafeDriveSaveLife."

Agra's senior police chief, Babloo Kumar, said victims ' relatives could contact the emergency number - 9454402732 for information of their kin.