Bus with migrant workers collides with van in India; 17 dead

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A bus carrying migrant workers after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a delivery van on a highway in northern India, killing at least 17 people and injuring 18, police said Wednesday.

The bus overturned after colliding with the van coming from the opposite direction on Tuesday night near Kanpur, a city 50 miles southwest of Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, said police officer Mohit Agarwal.

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Onlookers gather near the wreckage after a bus carrying migrant workers after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a delivery van on a highway near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo)

Onlookers gather near the wreckage after a bus carrying migrant workers after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions hit a delivery van on a highway near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo)

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More than 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India, according to police. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.