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Updated December 26th, 2023 at 15:26 IST

Tragic collision on Bareilly-Pilibhit highway leaves 28 injured in dense fog

The toll of the passengers injured in the accident stands at 28 individuals, with 20 passengers from the roadways bus and eight occupants of the minivan.

Isha Bhandari
The toll of the passengers injured in the accident stands at 28 individuals, with 20 passengers from the roadways bus and eight occupants of the minivan.
The toll of the passengers injured in the accident stands at 28 individuals, with 20 passengers from the roadways bus and eight occupants of the minivan. | Image:ANI
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Sithra: In a devastating incident on Tuesday, a roadways bus collided head-on with a truck on the Bareilly-Pilibhit national highway near Sithra village. The dense fog in the Hafizganj police station area at around 7 am reduced visibility to a mere 15 meters, contributing to the accident, as stated by the police.

Following the initial collision, a minivan also collided with the bus, compounding the tragedy. The bus, en route from Pilibhit depot to Bareilly, bore the brunt of the collision due to poor visibility caused by the fog.

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Superintendent of Police (Rural) Mukesh Chandra Mishra reported that the passersby promptly alerted the police about the accident. Upon arrival, the police team quickly responded, sending the injured to the city for urgent medical treatment.

28 passengers injured 

The toll of the passengers injured in the accident stands at 28 individuals, with 20 passengers from the roadways bus and eight occupants of the minivan.

Sadly, the condition of four individuals from the minivan is reported as critical. They were traveling from Bareilly to Pilibhit, adding a layer of urgency and concern to the aftermath of the collision.

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Authorities are investigating the incident further, with a focus on the impact of the dense fog on road safety in the Hafizganj police station area. 

The community is left grappling with the consequences of this unfortunate collision as emergency response efforts continue.

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 15:26 IST

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