Private bus overturns in UP; 17 killed, 25 injured

At least 17 people, including a woman, died and 25 others were injured when the private bus they were travelling on mounted a road divider and overturned in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday early morning.

The bus, carrying 60-70 people, was coming from Jaipur in Rajasthan and heading towards Farrukhabad. The accident happened near Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am, Mainpuri Superintendent of Police Ajay Shankar Rai told.

Sixteen people, including a woman, died on the spot while another person succumbed to his injuries at Saifai hospital.

Mostly labourers, returning to their native villages in Uttar Pradesh from Rajasthan, were travelling in the bus.

(Agencies)