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17 die as bus after speeding bus hits divider, overturns in Uttar Pradesh

| Updated: June 14, 2018 10:59:13

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At least 17 people were killed and 30 others injured when a speeding bus hit a road divider in Mainpuri city of Uttar Pradesh state of India on Wednesday.

The Injured have been admitted to a local hospital, reports India TV.

Three of the injured are in critical condition. The driver of the bus was also injured and currently being treated at a hospital. The police is waiting to record his statement, reports NDTV.

According to The Week magazine report, the private Volvo bus, carrying around 80-90 people, was travelling from Rajasthan's Jaipur to Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh.

The bus was overcrowded and few passengers were even sitting on the rooftop of the bus, a passenger said. He also claimed that the driver was driving carelessly at high speed.

"We were shouting on the bus driver and even tried to stop the bus, but he did not listen," said the passenger.

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