18 killed as bus hits milk tanker in UP’s Unnao


UNNAO: Eighteen people died and 19 were injured when a double-decker sleeper bus hit a milk tanker on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway here on Wednesday, police said.

The accident took place around 5 am near Jojikot village in Behta Mujhawar police station area.

District Magistrate Gaurang Rathi said prima facie the bus, which was on its way from Bihar to Delhi, was speeding and hit the milk tanker from behind.

A probe had been launched into the matter, he said.

Bangarmau Circle Officer Arvind Kumar said due to the impact of the collision, both the bus and milk tanker overturned. Drivers of the two vehicles were among the dead.

He said the injured were rushed to hospital and their condition is said to be stable.

Police are trying to identify the victims.