A woman was killed after a truck ran over her at Banda’s Kaalukuan area in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. After the incident, several agitated locals vandalised a local police station. They also set the vehicle involved in the incident on fire.
Such incidents have been taking place in Uttar Pradesh since long. Earlier, 24 people were killed and several others injured when a bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on NH 24 in Bareilly in June.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath had expressed his heart-felt condolences on the killing of several people in the bus accident. He also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 to severely injured and Rs 25,000 to those having minor injuries. He had also ordered state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal to immediately visit Bareilly and take stock of the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also condoled the loss of lives in the bus accident and sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for each of those injured in the collision. “The bus accident in UP’s Bareilly is heart-rending. I condole the loss of lives. I pray that those injured recover at the earliest,” Modi said.