The driver is absconding and a manhunt had been launched, he added. The injured, both minors, were battling for life at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and district hospital. The deceased had been identified as Kude (48), Sugar Bai (45), Hari Bai (16), Gulab (7) and Tunda (40), all residents of Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, an ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 respectively had been announced by both the UPSRTC and Gautam Buddha Nagar district administration to kin of those killed in the accident.
Bodies had been sent for autopsy.