The bus overturned after colliding with the van coming from the wrong way on Tuesday night time close to Kanpur, a metropolis 50 miles southwest of Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, mentioned police officer Mohit Agarwal.
The migrant staff have been heading to Ahmedabad, a metropolis in western Gujarat state, to renew work with industries reopening after the lifting of lockdown restrictions.
The van was transporting staff house from a biscuits manufacturing unit and many of the useless have been amongst them, Agarwal mentioned.
Sixteen folks have been killed on the spot and one died in a hospital, the place the injured have been being handled, he mentioned.
“The passengers complained that the bus driver was going very quick,” Agarwal mentioned.
Greater than 110,000 individuals are killed yearly in street accidents throughout India, in keeping with police. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and getting old automobiles.