Inclement weather, zero visibility led vehicle to collide with container.
Three passengers were killed, while 18 others were injured as a Sultanpur-bound bus fell off the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Piprauli village.
At around 2:30 am today, the sleeper bus en route to Ajmer from Gorakhpur met with an accident.
Sarh police station in-charge Anand Kumar was suspended due to a delay in rushing the police force at the accident spot.
The accident occured near Devarana hotel under Mansurpur police station area, Station House Officer (SHO) Mahabir Singh said.
37 out of the 47 people who were travelling in the vehicle sustained injuries; they were on their way to attend the ceremony at a Durga Devi temple in Unnaee village.
The accident took place near Mahangupur village under the Ramnagar police station area.