16 Dec 2020: UP: Bus collides with gas tanker in Sambhal, eight killed
In a tragic development, eight people have died and 21 sustained injuries on Wednesday morning when an Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus collided with a gas tanker in Sambhal amid reduced visibility due to fog, police said.
The crash took place in the Dhanari Police station area.
Here are more details.
Police's statement: All the injured have been hospitalized: Moradabad IG
"The number of injured persons is 21. The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem examination. Traffic has been diverted since there is still some gas in the tanker," Moradabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Ramit Sharma told reporters.
Details: Deceased are yet to be identified
Earlier, Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra had put the number of injured at 25 and said that the head-on collision took place on the Agra-Moradabad road.
Meanwhile, police said the deceased are yet to be identified. District administration and police officials are at the spot and rescue operations are on, the police added.
Fact: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the loss of lives
Notably, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the loss of lives in the accident. He has also directed the officials to ensure that the injured get adequate treatment, the spokesperson added.