School bus overturns at Sundernagar of Himachal Pradesh, 25 children injured

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New Delhi | Published: February 17, 2017 11:13:46 AM

Twenty-five students were rushed to the hospital with injuries after a school bus overturned at Dehar village in Sundernagar of Mandi in Himachachal Pradesh. However, there were no reports of deaths as yet.

The bus was carrying students to J S Vidyaniketan school which had opened despite the district magistrate's orders to keep all schools closed in view of intense cold, officials said. (ANI)The bus was carrying students to J S Vidyaniketan school which had opened despite the district magistrate’s orders to keep all schools closed in view of intense cold, officials said. (ANI)

Twenty-five students were rushed to the hospital with injuries after a school bus overturned at Dehar village in Sundernagar of Mandi in Himachachal Pradesh. However, there were no reports of deaths as yet.

Earlier, last month, in an unfortunate incident of road accident, at least 15 school children were killed and several others injured after a school bus collided with a lorry amid dense fog on Aliganj-Paliyali road of Etah in Uttar Pradesh. The bus was carrying students to J S Vidyaniketan school which had opened despite the district magistrate’s orders to keep all schools closed in view of intense cold, officials said.

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The mishap occurred near Asadnagar village under Aliganj Kotwali police station area in Etah, which is four hours drive from the national capital. District Magistrate, Etah, Shambhu Nath put the toll at 15 and said eight of them died on the spot. Near 20 injured students were rushed to different hospitals, he said. The District Magistrate said orders have been issued to cancel the recognition of the school.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of children and tweeted, “Anguished by the tragic accident in UP’s Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children. I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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