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5 killed, several injured by speeding bus in UP’s Kanpur; President Kovind offers condolences

By Priyanka Verma 
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Kanpur: At least five people have been killed and several injured after an electric bus lost control and mowed down several bystanders near the Tat Mill crossroad in Kanpur on Sunday. The police said that a group of 15 people were at the site where the accident took place.

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Three cars and many bikes have been destroyed by the bus in the accident. The driver of the bus is on-the-run, we are looking for him, said Pramod Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Kanpur.

“Injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital and the probe in the matter has been initiated,” DCP added.

According to the police, three of the victims have been identified. Efforts were underway to establish identity of the rest.

Pramod Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Kanpur East, said that the brakes of the bus stopped working on the Tat Mill incline and the bus went on hitting cars, motorcycles and pedestrians.He added that nine people are in critical condition and being treated in a hospital.

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“A probe in the matter has been initiated,” the DCP added.

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his condolences over the incident. “Deeply saddened by the news of many casualties in the Kanpur bus accident. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this incident. I wish the injured people a speedy recovery,” he said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to express condolences to the families of the deceased in the road accident.

“Received unfortunate news of a road accident in Kanpur. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured in the accident,” Vadra said in a tweet posted in Hindi.

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