6 KILLED IN TRUCK-BUS COLLISION IN NORTHERN INDIA

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Six people were killed and three others injured when a speeding truck rammed into a bus from behind in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.

According to Xinhua news agency, the collision occurred at the Bhadohi village in Chhavani area in the state's Basti district, some 200km from the Uttar Pradesh capital, Lucknow.

"The truck hit the bus while the latter was being pushed by some passengers on the road as it had earlier, broken down near an eatery in the village.

The impact of the crash caused six men to die on the spot after getting sandwiched between the truck and the bus," a police official said.

The injured, including one seriously, have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses told police the truck was travelling at high speed and its driver failed to apply brakes when he spotted the state-run bus being pushed by the victims after its engine failed to start, leading to the fatal accident.

The bus was headed to Gorakhpur district from Allahabad city when the accident occurred.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the truck driver who fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK