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UP: Bus runs over pilgrims sleeping on pavement, 7 dead

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Bulandshahr: In a horrifying accident, seven people lost their lives after a bus ran over them while they were sleeping on one of the pavements.

The incident took place near Ganga Ghat in Bulandshar’s Narora. The victims were sleeping on the roadside when the bus crushed them.

According to initial reports, the victims belonged to Hathras and were returning from Narora Ghat after taking a dip in the Ganga river.

The police said that the bus was privately owned and was returning with pilgrims from Vaishno Devi.

The police has sent the bodies for post mortem. However, the driver of the bus is still missing, said the police.

Police also calmed local residents gathered to protest against the accident, Singh said. Chief Minister Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each victim. He also called for strict punishment for those responsible.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of 7 people who lost their lives in Bulandshahr accident. He has also directed the administration to take strict action against the person responsible for the incident.

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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