The 18 labourers who were returning to their hometown in Bihar were coming from Haryana. They slept on the road in front of a bus at night which was later hit by an overspeeding truck at night, leading them to their deaths.
A speeding vehicle crushed 18 laborers sleeping on the road in front of a bus they were riding on Friday night in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district, 28 kilometers from the state capital Lucknow.
The Bihar laborers’ bus broke down on the expressway leading to Bihar while they were returning from Haryana and Punjab. They then slept in front of the bus on the road. The vehicle collided with the bus from behind, forcing it to accelerate and crush the workers.
According to senior police officer Satya Narayan Sabat, the wounded laborers were transported to a local hospital. According to the officer, a rescue operation is underway to collect the bodies trapped beneath the vehicle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed his sorrow for the accident’s fatalities.
Modi also declared a Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the victim’s relatives. The injured will each receive Rs 50,000. According to the authorities, a rescue effort is presently underway at the accident scene. A vehicle speeding from Lucknow collided with the bus due to heavy rains and limited visibility. The impact was so powerful that most of them perished instantly.
When the accident occurred, the majority of the bus passengers had disembarked and were sleeping on the side of the road. That was when the overspeeding truck turned out to be the agent of their deaths.