Ten people died and 10 others sustained injuries in a collision between a minibus and canter truck at Moradabad-Agra highway in Kundarki Police station area on Saturday.
#UPDATE: Death toll in Moradabad road accident rises to 10, around 10 injured. SSP says, “Forensic team is here, resuce almost complete. 3 vehicles collided with each other. Eyewitnesses tell us that it was a case of overtaking.”
Accident took place at Moradabad–Agra highway. pic.twitter.com/7rPaexo3JR
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“The accident took place at around 8:10 am in the morning in a collision between a private bus going from Bilari to Moradabad and a truck,” police said. After the accident, a forensic team also arrived at the spot.
“Forensic team is here, rescue is almost complete. Three vehicles collided with each other. Eyewitnesses tell us that it was a case of overtaking,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Moradabad.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each to the family of the deceased, said Moradabad District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh.
“The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the people who got injured in the Moradabad road accident. He has directed the officials to provide free medical treatment to the injured,” Singh said.
“CM Shri @myogiadityanath Ji Maharaj has deeply mourned the death of the people in the road accident in Moradabad district. While praying for the peace of the departed souls, Maharaj Ji has expressed condolences to the bereaved and wished for the early recovery of the injured,” Uttar Pradesh CMO office tweeted from their official Twitter handle (Roughly translated from Hindi).
CM श्री @myogiadityanath जी महाराज ने जनपद मुरादाबाद में हुई सड़क दुर्घटना में लोगों की मृत्यु पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त किया है।
महाराज जी ने दिवंगत आत्माओं की शांति की प्रार्थना करते हुए शोक संतप्त परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त की है एवं घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना की है।
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The injured have been rushed to the district hospital for treatment.
(With ANI Inputs)