Two passengers were killed and 20 others injured when a private bus on its way to Delhi's Anand Vihar rammed into a stationary truck on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura on Sunday, police said. The bus, with 45 passengers on board, was coming from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. The vehicle crashed into the truck near Bajna cut (close to the 65-kilometer stone) on the Yamuna expressway, Aditya Kumar Shukla, SP (Rural) said.
Mukesh, a resident of Bulandshahr, and Dinesh from Azamgarh, both aged around 35, were killed in the accident, he said. Six passengers, who were seriously injured, were admitted to a hospital in Jewar and the remaining injured were rushed to another facilities, the SP said. Shukla said the bus driver has also suffered serious injuries. The bodies were sent for post-mortem, he said.
Meanwhile, in another tragic incident, at least 11 people were killed after a tourist boat carrying 63 personnel capsized in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district. The boat had started off from the Gandi Pochamma Temple near Devipatnam and was heading towards the picturesque Papikondalu.
It capsized in the swallon Godavari near Kachhuluru. Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), one from Vizag and the other from Guntur, rushed the spot to carry out search and rescue operations of the missing. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 10 lakhs ex-gratia each to the families of the deceased.
The chief minister has also asked all the available ministers in the district to personally monitor and suprevise the rescue operations at the site of the incident. He has also ordered to suspend all boating services in the region immediately, news agency ANI reported.