5 killed, 21 seriously injured as bus collides with tractor

Five persons were killed and 21 seriously injured when a bus rammed into a tractor trolley near Hathipur village here, police said today.

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2010, 22:43 PM IST

Moradabad: Five persons were killed and 21
seriously injured when a bus rammed into a tractor trolley
near Hathipur village here, police said today.

The accident occurred last night when a Uttar Pradesh
State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus, on way to
Moradabad city, collided with the tractor at Chandausi road in
the district, DIG Moradabad B P Singh said.

"Five persons died on the spot and 21 people were
seriously injured. They were taken to the nearby DDU
Government hospital," he said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said,
adding that the bodies have been sent for post-mortem, as most
of them could not be identified.

District Magistrate S C Sharma has announced an ex gratia
of Rs 50,000 to the kin of the deceased and Rs 20,000 each to
the seriously injured.

PTI