While two others were left severely injured, six of the passengers died immediately. CM Adityanath instructed the officials to immediately reach the accident site in Ayodhya to assist in rescue and relief operations.
The accident occurred at the Kotwali-Rudauli area on an overbridge where the stationary roadways bus was rammed by the trailer from behind. The bus was travelling from Kanpur to Basti.
According to the police, two passengers died on the spot in the accident, while four others succumbed to injuries in the district hospital during treatment . The condition of two others injured in the accident is also said to be critical.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and has directed officials to provide treatment and help to the injured passengers, promised compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased was announced.