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Five children killed, 15 injured as school bus overturns

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 April 2024, 13:58 IST
School bus overturns in Haryana

Mahendragarh (Haryana): Five students were killed, and 15 others were injured after a private school bus they were travelling in overturned in Kanina town of Haryana's Mahendragarh district on Thursday, officials said.

Casualties and Hospitalisation

Dr Ravi Kaushik, a doctor at Nihal Hospital, said that four students were brought dead, whereas one succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

"Four students were brought dead, and one critical student who was put on a ventilator passed away at the hospital. 15 injured students have been referred to another hospital. SDM and administration are present," the doctor said.

Suspected Drink-Driving

The police said that the preliminary investigation suggests that the driver was driving the bus under the influence of alcohol.

Police Team Probe Driver’s Condition

"Upon receiving the information of the incident, we reached the spot. The driver is suspected to be intoxicated. Further investigation into the matter is underway," Mahendragarh Station House Officer (SHO) Uday Bhan said.

Eyewitness Account: A Student’s Harrowing Tale

One of the students who got injured in the accident said that the bus was overspeeding and collided with a canal, leading to the accident. "The driver was drunk, and the bus was overspeeding. As soon as the driver tried to take a turn, the bus collided with a canal and overturned. There were 50 students on the bus," the student told police. Further details are awaited.

(With ANI inputs)


First published: 11 April 2024, 13:58 IST