School bus overturns in Haryana, 6 students killed, 20 injured

Bus driver arrested, Education Minister Seema Trikha to meet injured children

School bus damaged in Shopian Representational image | PTI

Six school children were killed and around 20 sustained injuries after a bus carrying them met with an accident in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Thursday, police said.

Preliminary reports suggest that the bus overturned while overtaking a vehicle in Kanina town. 

Superintendent of Police, Mahendragarh, Arsh Verma told PTI over the phone that the driver of the bus has been arrested. Asked about reports suggesting that the driver was drunk, he said, "We have apprehended him and his medical examination is being conducted after which we will be able to properly establish whether he was actually drunk or not.”

“Some reports are also suggesting that the driver indulged in rash driving,” the SP added. “The injured children were rushed to a hospital,” he said. Haryana's Education Minister Seema Trikha has left for Mahendragarh, officials said.

Dr Ravi Kaushik of Nihal Hospital, Mahendragarh told ANI, "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."

-with PTI inputs.


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