At least 24 labourers lost their lives and 37 people sustained injuries when a trailer truck carrying them collided with another truck in the early hours of Saturday morning in the district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to the officials, the labourers were mostly from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and the incident took place around 3.30 am. Circle Officer, Auraiya, Surendranath Yadav told PTI.
Speaking to ANI, Archana Srivastava Chief Medical Officer, Auraiya said that 15 people have been referred to Saifai PGI.
Archana told ANI”24 people were brought dead, 22 have been admitted and 15 who were critically injured have been referred to Saifai PGI. They were going to Bihar and Jharkhand from Rajasthan,”
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Commissioner and Inspector General Kanpur to visit the site and give the report on the cause of the accident immediately.
Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi told ANI “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken note of the unfortunate incident in Auraiya. He has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the labourers who lost their lives,”
Awasthi added “Chief Minister has also directed that all the injured be provided medical care immediately and the Commissioner and IG Kanpur to visit the site and give the report on the cause of the accident immediately,”
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News