Kanpur: As many as 35 migrant brick-kiln labourers were injured, 10 among them critically, when a bus carrying them from Rajasthan to Hamirpur district fell into a ditch in Etawah district on late Thursday night.
The incident occurred near Pehlan village turn under the limits of Bithauli police station of the district on Thursday at around 11 pm when the bus driver apparently dozed off and lost control and the vehicle overturned and fell into a roadside ditch, said police circle officer Chakarnagar Massa Singh, on Friday.
On coming across loud shrieks, locals of the area rushed to the scene and extracted the injured labourers and alerted the police. The police arrived at the spot and admitted the injured labourers to a Primary Health Centre in Rajpur, where doctors stated condition of 10 among them to be serious.
“The bus driver, conductor and cleaner managed to flee the site. The labourers used to work at a brick-kiln unit in Raja Kheda area of Rajasthan were returning to their native village in Rath area of Hamirpur when the mishap occurred near Pehlan village turn area of Etawah district,” police said.
“Searches are underway to locate the whereabouts of bus driver, conductor and cleaner,” police said.Source: Times of India