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01 Oct 2018

UP: Six bus passengers killed after being run-over by truck

UP: Six bus passengers killed by speeding truck

Six passengers were today killed and three others injured after being hit by a speeding truck while they were pushing a roadways bus that had broken down.

The bus conductor Amit Kumar Lodhi also died, Circle Officer Harraiya Rahul Pandey said.

The incident took place near Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi village when the bus going from Allahabad to Gorakhpur broke down near a roadside eatery.

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UP: Six bus passengers killed by speeding truck

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UP CM expresses grief, directs officers to provide financial assistance

The injured have been rushed to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable.

The truck driver fled after abandoning the vehicle at some distance.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the loss of lives and has directed officials to ensure that financial assistance is provided to the families of the deceased and injured persons as per rules.

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