Over two dozen people sustained burn injuries after a bus came in contact with a high-tension wire in Shahjahanpur late on Thursday, said police.
After seeing the vehicles of the Road Transport Officer (RTO) near the Guru Police outpost, the driver took an alternate path. Since the bus was moving towards Lakhimpur Kheri, a high tension wire snapped and fell on the bus.
At least 27 people travelling in the bus received burn injuries. Several others were said to be in critical condition.