Fourteen people were killed and 23 others injured when a bus dashed into a stationary truck on Lucknow-Basti road here in Basti in the wee hours on Saturday, police said.
The mishap took place around 3 am when when the overloaded bus hit the truck after one of its tyres got burst and the driver lost control over the vehicle, they said.
Those killed in the mishap have been identified as Farooq, Hukumdar, Mahboob Ali, Jai Narain, Safiq (all from Sidddhartnagar), Surendra Kumar Yadav, Raj Narain Pandey, Ram Mani Pandey (all from Basti), Jitendra, Afsar Ahmed, Shahid, Taresh Kumar Yadav, Iklaq (all from Sant Kabirnagar) and an unidentified person, police said.
14 killed, 23 injured as bus rams into truck on Lucknow-Basti road
Among the injured admitted to hospital, some are stated to be critical, they added.