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Speeding bus mows down bystanders in UP, 6 dead

Speeding bus mows down bystanders in UP, 6 dead

Kanpur: At least six people have been killed and several injured after an electric bus lost control and mowed down several bystanders near the Tat Mill crossroad in Kanpur on Sunday.

The police said that a group of 15 people were at the site where the accident took place.

Pramod Kumar, the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Kanpur East, said that the brakes of the bus stopped working on the Tat Mill incline and the bus went on hitting cars, motorcycles and pedestrians.

Three cars and many bikes have been destroyed by the bus in the accident.

He added that nine people are in critical condition and being treated in a hospital.

"A probe in the matter has been initiated," the DCP added.

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.

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences to the families of those who were killed in the accident.

"Deeply saddened by the news of many casualties in the Kanpur bus accident. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this incident. I wish the injured people a speedy recovery," President Kovind posted on his official Twitter handle.

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.

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