Nine people were killed while 27 others are injured after a bus collided with a sand-laden truck near Baburi village in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, police said.
The bus carrying 70 passengers was going to Bahraich from Delhi when the accident took place, Superintendent of Police, Yamuna Prasad, said, adding the accident took place when the bus driver tried to avoid hitting a stray cow, reported PTI.
The injured have been rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow.
While condoling the loss of lives in the accident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
Adityanath has asked the local administration to provide best possible medical care to the injured.
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