World Bulletin / News Desk
The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the charred bodies are beyond recognition, said Jogendera Kumar, a senior police officer.
“We have yet to find the exact cause of the accident,” he added.
The bus carrying passengers from the capital New Delhi to the town of Gonda had the accident on the National Highway in the Bareilly district.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced compensation of $3,100 for the deceased, and $800 for the injured.
Road accidents are a common occurrence in India. More than 400 people lost their lives every day on the roads in 2015, according to government data.