Five killed in Lucknow road accident

February 19th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 12 were injured when a state roadways bus collided with a truck here, police said Thursday.
“The accident took place today (Thursday morning) in the Qaramat Nagar locality in Lucknow under Gosainganj police station,” police official Sanjay Mishra told IANS over phone.

According to eyewitnesses, the speeding truck collided head-on with a state roadways bus coming from Ballia district, Mishra said.

All 12 injured in the accident are being treated at a trauma centre in Lucknow, the police said.

While the driver of the bus was seriously injured, the truck driver fled from the accident spot, he added.

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