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29 dead as bus falls into drain on Yamuna Expressway; Prez, PM express their condolences

ANI
Published : Jul 8, 2019, 8:23 am IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2019, 1:46 pm IST

The double-decker bus belonged to Awadh Depot and was going to New Delhi from Lucknow.

As per initial reports as many as 50 people were on board when the bus fell into the drain. (Photo: ANI)
 As per initial reports as many as 50 people were on board when the bus fell into the drain. (Photo: ANI)

Agra: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed condolences to families of the 29 people who were killed in an accident on Yamuna Expressway in Agra earlier today.

A UP Roadways bus fell into a drain on Yamuna Expressway here resulting in the loss of lives of 29 people and leaving several others injured on Monday morning.

The double-decker bus belonged to Awadh Depot and was going to New Delhi from Lucknow.

As per initial reports as many as 50 people were on board when the bus fell into the drain.

 

Police have reached the spot and rescue operation has begun to take out the trapped passengers.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his grief and condolences on the death of passengers and directed the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police to provide all possible medical attention to the injured.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also tweeted about the accident and expressed their condolences.

UP Roadways has announced an exgratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased.

Tags: bus, agra, yamuna expressway, 29 dead
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra