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Yamuna Expressway accident:CM orders probe
Uttar Pradesh

Yamuna Expressway accident:CM orders probe

Agency News

Lucknow, Jul 8 : Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a three-member high level team to probe the road accident on Yamuna Expressway on Monday morning where a Janrath bus fell into a nullah in which at least 29 passengers were killed.

In his direction, the CM on Monday said a three member probe team comprising transport commission, divisional commissioner Agra and Inspector General of Police Agra ,who will go into the details of the accident with report on the cause of the incident and also submit a long term recommendations to avoid such accidents in future. The probe team will have to submit their report within 24 hours.

On the other hand two senior UP ministers, deputy chief minister Dr Dinesh Sharma and transport minister Swantra Deo Singh have rushed to the spot on the direction of the CM. Both the ministers would be reached Agra and will visit the spot Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has taken cognizance of the road accident on Yamuna Expressway in Agra in which 29 people have perished.

Mr Singh spoke to District Magistrate and state transport minister Swantra Deo Singh and gave directions for proper treatment of those injured. Rajnath Singh is an MP from Lucknow, and in the bus accident most of the deceased belonged to the state capital. At least 29 people were killed and 18 injured when a Uttar Pradesh Roadways Janrath AC bus fell into the Jharna nullah (gorge) on Yamuna Expressway early Monday morning.

The ill fated bus was carrying 44 passengers and was heading for Anand Vihar terminal from Lucknow. As per preliminary reports, the bus fell from a height of 50 feet into the nullah after driver lost control due to his negligence. The accident occurred at around 4.30 am. Among the dead 27 are males, one woman and a boy. UP Roadways has announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to the families of the deceased in this accident. (UNI)