As many as 22 people are dead and several others are injured after a passenger bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on National Highway 24 in Bareilly at around 1 am . The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals. Most of them are said to be in a critical state. The accident occurred on an under-construction stretch of the highway between Bareilly and Shahjahanpur. The bus driver was reportedly speeding past a junction leading to the collision.