In this fatal accident, that took place near Agra, at least 29 people were killed and more than 15 were injured, officials said on Monday. Yogi has asked the deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and the minister of state for transport Swatantra Dev Singh to immediately visit the accident site and meet the injured in the hospitals.
The Transport Commissioner, Divisional Commissioner and Agra’s Inspector General of police have been assigned the job to investigate the accident in 24 hours and give a report on the cause of the accident, according to Mrityunjay Kumar, advisor to chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The accident occurred when a government-run AC bus from Lucknow to Delhi fell off the Yamuna Expressway into a drain near Agra.
The District magistrate NG Ravi Kumar told that the accident took place at 4:30am when the UPSRTC bus from Avadh depot in Lucknow was travelling towards Delhi’s Anand Vihar depot. Kumar said the bus driver probably fell asleep and lost control over the vehicle as it fell into the Jharna Nullah near Etmadpur.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his grief and condolences at the death of the passengers in his official tweet.
जनपद आगरा में हुई सड़क दुर्घटना में लोगों की मृत्यु की खबर सुनकर गहरा शोक पहुंचा।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 8, 2019
ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि दिवंगत लोगों की आत्मा को शांति और शोक संतप्त परिजनों को संबल प्रदान करें।
मैंने प्रशासन को निर्देश दिया है कि घायलों को हर संभव चिकित्सा सहायता उपलब्ध कराई जाये।