7 killed in SUV-bus collision

Azamgarh: Seven persons were today killed and four others seriously injured when a SUV collided with a roadways bus near Bheera Rajadepur village in Bardah area here, police said.

The incident occurred around 5.40 AM when a SUV carrying passengers from Ballia to Vidhyachal Dham in Mirzapur collided with the bus, they said.

Those killed were identified as Seema Yadav (40), Happy (1), Chhoti Yadav (4), Asha Rani (42), Yusuf (29), Anita (18) and Shivdulari, police said.

The injured have been rushed to a hospital where their condition was stated to be stable, they said.

A probe is on in the matter, police said, adding bodies have been sent for postmortem.