At least six people were killed and 12 others were injured after an electric bus lost control and ran over bystanders in Kanpur today, police said. The incident occurred near the Tat Mill crossroad.
The speeding bus lost control and hit several vehicles and bystanders. Three cars and many bikes have been destroyed by the bus in the accident.
The bus then ran through a traffic booth and came to a halt after hitting a truck.
Local police have initiated a probe into the matter.
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The driver of the bus is on the run, we are looking for him, said Pramod Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Kanpur.
The injured are being treated at a nearby hospital.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to express condolences to the families of the dead in the road accident.
“Received unfortunate news of a road accident in Kanpur. My deepest condolences to the families of the dead. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured in the accident,” Ms Priyanka tweeted in Hindi.