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A bus carrying migrant employees after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a supply van on a freeway in northern India, killing no less than 17 folks and injuring 18, police mentioned Wednesday.

The bus overturned after colliding with the van coming from the wrong way on Tuesday evening close to Kanpur, a metropolis 50 miles southwest of Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, mentioned police officer Mohit Agarwal.

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Onlookers gather near the wreckage after a bus carrying migrant workers after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a delivery van on a highway near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo)

Onlookers collect close to the wreckage after a bus carrying migrant employees after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a supply van on a freeway close to Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photograph)

The migrant employees had been heading to Ahmedabad, a metropolis in western Gujarat state, to renew work with industries reopening after the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

The van was transporting employees dwelling from a biscuits manufacturing unit and many of the lifeless had been amongst them, Agarwal mentioned.

Sixteen folks had been killed on the spot and one died in a hospital, the place the injured had been being handled, he mentioned.

“The passengers complained that the bus driver was going very quick,” Agarwal mentioned.

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Greater than 110,000 individuals are killed yearly in street accidents throughout India, in line with police. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and ageing automobiles.

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