At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district when a bus crashed into another bus that was parked on the roadside due to a punctured tyre, police said on Monday. The incident took place near Chandausi on Agra-Moradabad National Highway.
According to Police, the victims were returning from a wedding ceremony on a bus. The accident took place when the bus suddenly broke down. Its deflated tyre was being changed, during which another running bus rammed into it.
The injured were shifted to Sambhal District Hospital. After the incident, police and administrative officials also reached the hospital.
"Seven people died. Eight injured persons were shifted to the hospital. All the victims were residents of Chapra in Sambhal. They were returning from a wedding ceremony. The accident took place when one of the buses was changing its deflated tyre and the other bus hit it. A case has been registered. An investigation probe is underway," said Chakresh Mishra, Superintendent of Police, Sambhal.