At least 17 people were dead and several injured after a speeding bus hit the road divider in Northern Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district today.

An eyewitness said that the bus driver was speeding and driving recklessly from a distance, adding that the vehicle hit the divider and turned turtle.

The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals while police are conducting an investigation to find out the exact cause of the accident.

India has the world’s deadliest roads, with almost 150,000 people killed in accidents in 2015, the latest government data shows.