At least 17 killed after bus carrying migrant workers collides with van in India


Published: 2021-06-09 18:53

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 15:15

Credit: Alarabiya
Credit: Alarabiya

A bus carrying migrant workers hit a delivery van on a highway in northern India, killing at least 17 people and injuring 18 others, according to the police Wednesday.

The bus overturned after colliding with the van coming from the opposite direction on Tuesday night near Kanpur.

The workers were heading to Ahmedabad, a city in western Gujarat state, to resume work with industries reopening after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

According to a police officer, Mohit Agarwal, the van was transporting workers home from a biscuits manufacturing unit and most of the dead were among them.

Agarwal added that sixteen people died immediately and one died in a hospital, where the injured were being treated.

“The passengers complained that the bus driver was going very fast,” he lastly said.