Uttar Pradesh: 11 devotees dead in Shahjahanpur as truck full of gravel overturns on their bus

As many as 10 persons suffered injuries

Uttar Pradesh bus accident (File) A damaged bus after a dumper truck overturned on it in Shahjahanpur on Saturday night | PTI

At least 11 devotees headed to Purnagiri temple were killed and 10 others were seriously injured when a dumper truck overturned on their bus, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Meena told PTI the incident happened Saturday night at Hajiyapur under the Khutar police station when the bus had halted at a roadside restaurant on its way to the temple. “As the devotees from Sitapur waited inside the bus, a dumper truck carrying gravel lost control and overturned on the vehicle,” he said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and directed the district administration to ensure the treatment of the injured.

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