At least six people were killed and 12 were injured after an electric bus ran over bystanders in Kanpur on Monday, NDTV reported. The accident took place after the bus lost control and ran through a traffic booth near Tat Mill crossroad in Babupurwa area of the city, police said.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Pramod Kumar said the driver of the bus had escaped. “We are looking for him,” Kumar told reporters.

President Ram Nath Kovind offered his condolences to the families of the deceased. “Deeply saddened by the news of many casualties in the Kanpur bus accident,” President Kovind said in a tweet. “I wish the injured people a speedy recovery.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi also expressed grief on the accident.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath directed officials to ensure that the injured people receive proper medical treatment.