At least 12 people were killed and around 32 injured when a private bus hit a truck head on in the district on early Thursday morning.
The accident occurred near Baburi village under Mati police station on the Kisan Path at around 0445 hrs, Superintendent of police Yamuna Prasad here said.
According to the SP the preliminary reports said that the private bus collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction when it tried to avoid hitting a a stray cattle.
The ill fated bus was on its way to Bahriach from Delhi and was carrying around 60 passengers.
The death toll could rise as several passengers of the bus were critically injured.
The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital.