At least seven students of a college in Uttar Pradesh were killed and others seriously injured after a speeding state-run bus crushed them on the Agra-Lucknow expressway, police said.
The group of students from Sant Kabir Nagar were headed for Agra for a picnic in a bus. However, early this morning, their bus ran out of diesel in Kannauj district.
The students de-boarded the bus on the expressway. They were waiting for it to refuel on the highway when a bus hit them from behind.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has offered his condolences to the aggrieved families and announced compensation.