5 killed as two buses collide in Aligarh

Five people were killed and over 25 injured after a collision between two Haryana Roadways buses in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district on Saturday, officials said.

A bus went out of control after one of its tyre burst, colliding with another bus near Karsua village in the Lodha police station area of the district around 2 p.m., the officials said.

Aligarh District Magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said the injured have been hospitalised and the Chief Minister’s Office in Lucknow has been apprised of the situation.

“Four people died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Around 25 to 30 other passengers got injured in the incident. Some of them are severely injured and have been rushed to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,” Mr. Singh told reporters.

Others injured are being treated at the district hospital and families of the victims are being contacted, he said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Aligarh officials to ensure proper medical treatment of those injured.

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