Gopalganj: A bus going from Madhepura in Bihar to Patiala in Punjab collided with a truck laden with sand on NH-28 late on Monday night near Hata Nagar in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The bus got blown up in the accident. Two laborers died on the spot, while two laborers died on their way to the medical college. 26 people including the fine and the driver have been injured. With the help of police, the injured were taken to CHC Hata where after first aid the doctors sent the injured to the Medical College and District Hospital.
A total of 80 laborers were in the bus who were going to Patiala for paddy transplantation. The injured include laborers from Bihar and Punjab. The bus carrying laborers from Madhepura district of Bihar left for Patiala in Punjab on Monday evening. The accident happened near Hata Nagar around two o’clock in the night. After the incident, there was screaming everywhere. Hearing the noise, the people around arrived and took out the trapped laborers in the bus, then informed the police.
Among those who died, all were residents of Bihar.
With the help of police, the injured were taken to Community Health Center Hata where after examination the doctors declared 19-year-old Sandeep (Madhepura) and 60-year-old Hridayanand (Madhepura) dead. Due to paucity of resources, the injured had to wait for treatment. After the first aid, the doctor referred the condition of six to the medical college and others to the district hospital, stating that the condition of the six was critical. 28-year-old Puran Kumar and 24-year-old Sushil Sada (Madhepura) died on their way to the medical college. Rajesh and Rajkumar told that the laborers were going to Patiala (Punjab) to plant for their livelihood. Every year during the farming season they go there and do labor there. Return home after a few days. They get more than double wages there as compared to Bihar.
SP Dhaval Jaiswal reached the district hospital and talked to the injured. Told that the relatives of the laborers have been informed about this. Other people in the bus are safe who are being sent to their homes by other means.