At least five people died and 30 were injured on Tuesday after a bus travelling from Nepal collided with a truck at Resia town in Uttar Pradesh. Of the 30 injured, two are critical and have been taken to Lucknow Medical College, Superintendent of Police, Bahraich, Salik Ram, told International Business Times India. The others are being treated at the district hospital in Bahraich.
The accident took place in the early hours of Tuesday after the bus and a vegetables-laden truck from Uttarakhand collided on the highway.
Drivers of both the vehicles have reportedly died. Their bodies were said to be stuck in the vegetables inside the truck, NewsX reported.
The bus from Nepal was travelling to Delhi.
At least 400 people died every day in road accidents in the country in 2015, according to government data. Road safety has been a major concern recently with Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari directing the Public Works Departments, and the State Highway departments to remove unnecessary speedbreakers from highways.
In 2015, 1,46,133 people were killed in road accidents in India, which is a 4.6 percent rise over the figures recorded last year, when 1,39,671 people were killed.