The incident happened in an early morning
An accident took place in Puranpur Police Station area where an SUV and and Uttar Pradesh roadway bus collided.
The accident left 30 people injured and leading to a death of at least 9 people. Jaiprakash Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Pilibhit said, “In an early morning accident involving a jeep and roadway bus, which took place in Puranpur area of the district, nine persons were killed, while over 30 persons were injured.”
Those who died included the passengers of the bus as well as the jeep. Seven passengers died on the spot and the injured are going through treatment at the district hospital. The bus was coming from Lucknow to Pilibhit and most of the passengers are from Pilibhit and nearby areas.
Police officials informed that the accident place is around 40 kilometres away from the district quarters.