'May their families find strength': Twitter mourns death of 16 in Kanpur road accident

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 11:11 AM IST
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At least 16 people were killed and six injured in a road accident on the Kanpur-Allahabad highway in the Sachendi area of this Uttar Pradesh district late on Tuesday evening, police said.

Two among the injured are said to be critical, they added.

Kanpur Outer's Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashtbhuja Prasad Singh said the accident occurred in the Kisan Nagar area when a speeding bus hit a loader, which fell on the other side of the highway, while the bus also overturned and fell into a ditch.

The collision was so strong that almost all passengers of both the vehicles got trapped and some of them died on the spot, the SP said.

GSVM college principal RB Kamal told PTI over the phone that at least 16 people were killed, while five were admitted at the Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital with serious injuries.

The condition of two was said to be very critical, he said.

The news broke down on Twitter and sent shock waves across the country. Many Indians have expressed their sadness over the news virtually. Twitter is flooded with prayers for the victims of the Kanpur accident and their families.

Have a look. https://twitter.com/_Pharmacopeia/status/1402496669892046852https://twitter.com/MukeshS21843926/status/1402491673255419909

With inputs from PTI.

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