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After the accident, the damaged bus from NH-24 highway was removed with the help of JCB. Till then there was a long jam on the highway.
The team of ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ investigated the horrific accident between bus and tempo in Kanpur. Bhaskar’s team reached the spot not only interacted with the local people, but also understood the whole story of the incident from the injured. There have been many shocking revelations in this. It was learned that the bus going from Kanpur to Surat was 52 seater, but in this three travel companies together had seated more than 115 passengers. Most of the passengers were laborers. Not only this, before starting the journey, the driver and conductor of the bus also drank alcohol in the name of getting diesel. Read what else came out in the investigation…?
the aisle was also chock full
Neeraj, who survived the accident, was also traveling in the same bus. He told that two people were seated on each seat. 8 passengers were sitting on 4 seats. There were so many passengers that people were even made to sit in the aisle. All these people used to work in Surat factory. After the corona lockdown was over, everyone had to reach the company again, so despite the crowd, people boarded the bus.
The relatives of the passengers killed in the accident reached Halat Hospital. Everyone was crying badly.
After drinking alcohol, three rounds of the intersection
A passenger told that the driver, conductor drank alcohol on the pretext of getting diesel pumped at a petrol pump. Then three rounds of the intersection were also put. In the third round, as soon as the turn was taken, a DCM coming from behind started overtaking the bus. The speed of the bus was slow, but the tempo coming from the front was at a very high speed. The tempo got stuck between the bus and the DCM. Here, the bus driver also lost control and after going 10 feet away the bus overturned. After hitting the bus, the tempo overturned several rounds and fell away. The tempo was completely pitched. The driver and conductor of the bus are absconding after the accident.
18 people were seated in place of 8 people
The tempo was completely damaged in the accident. In this, 18 people were seated instead of 8 people.
According to eyewitnesses, most of the people who died were the passengers of the tempo. The tempo driver had seated 18 people instead of 8. People were also sitting at each other’s feet. Three to four people were also hanging outside. This is the reason that the people sitting in the tempo suffered the most.
Passengers from 5 districts including Kanpur were sitting
Apart from Kanpur, people from Gonda, Shrabasti, Rae Bareli, Bahraich were sitting in the bus. The accident took place at a point which is considered to be an accident prone area. Most of the passengers on the bus worked in the Surat thread making factory in Gujarat. They had come back home in lockdown. All of them were going back to work after the lockdown was over. They got a call from the factory that work has started, now come back.
Rajkumar Shahu of Maholi village of Kanpur was sitting in the bus, he says that he first survived the corona, then now he has survived the accident, now he will go back home again. Passengers told that earlier the fare for going from Kanpur to Surat was 800, but this time the travels charged 1400 to 2 thousand rupees.