Five people were killed after a passenger bus with 40 people on board and a car collided in Mathura on the Yamuna Expressway on Monday morning, Senior Superintendent of Police Mathura Shailesh Dubey said.
According to the police,
While all the passengers of the bus jumped out safely, all the people traveling in the car were burned alive inside it.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths in the incident and directed Mathura officials to make suitable arrangements for the victims’ family members.
The incident took place at Mile Stone 110 near Village Kishanpur under Mahavan police station area in Mathura.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailesh Pandey, “Five people were killed in the road accident that took place on the Yamuna Expressway. The incident took place when a bus heading to Noida from Agra hit a divider, lost control and collided with a car.”
After the collision, both vehicles caught fire, the official said.
While the bus passengers managed to escape, those in the car were left charred, the police officer said.
According to eyewitnesses, firefighters did not arrive at the scene of the incident even half an hour later. Subsequently, firefighters arrived at the scene and proceeded to put out the fire.
Police are investigating the matter and more details are awaited.
Last month, at least 40 people were injured after two buses collided with each other on the Yamuna Expressway.
The incident occurred at Mile Stone 110 Raya Cut in Mathura.
The 6-lane wide and 165.5 km long Uttar Pradesh Expressway is the sixth longest expressway in the country and connects Greater Noida to Agra.
(With contributions from Hemendra Chaturvedi)