Bus Carrying 50 Catches Fire In UP’s Kannauj After Accident, 21 Rescued

At least 20 people are missing after a bus carrying around 50 passengers collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district and caught fire on Friday evening. 21 passengers have been rescued and taken to hospital, police said, adding deaths are feared in the accident.
The police says there was a head-on collision between the truck and the private sleeper bus. It took three to four fire engines about 30-40 minutes to douse the fire in both the vehicles.
“The 21 people rescued are out of danger. The fire in bus and truck has been doused. It is very unlikely anyone will be found alive inside the bus. Our teams will now ascertain how many people are dead,” said Inspector General of Police, Kanpur range, Mohit Agarwal.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured.