At least six students and a teacher were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Monday morning.
The incident took place near Kannauj on the expressway when a speeding bus ran over a group of people standing at the roadside.
According to a police spokesperson, the accident took place in Tirwa area of the district at around 4.00 am.The injured have been admitted to the hospital and their condition is said to be critical.
The tour bus had run out of diesel and was parked at the roadside to refuel from another bus when the roadways bus crashed into it.
"The accident occurred when students were filling diesel from one bus to another, and were run over by another bus which was passing by. As of now seven persons, which include a teacher and students have died, while two others are injured," the police spokesperson said.
The students were from Prabha Devi Mahavidyalaya, Sant Kabirnagar district and were going to Haridwar.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured in the accident.
The chief minister has also instructed the district administration to file an FIR of the case.