A school bus overturned at Dehar village in Sundernagar area, Himachal Pradesh on Friday morning. There were around 30 children on board the bus, which was travelling from Samlog village to Vivekananda Public School in Dehar, when the bus fell into a ditch. The accident took place in Sundernagar sub-division, around 130 kilometres from Shimla. The driver of the bus is among the injured.
The injured children were taken to Sundernagar hospital. They are under treatment and out of danger, chief Parliamentary Secretary Sohan Lal said.
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“Most of the students sustained minor injuries while half a dozen students had multiple fractures but none of them was in critical condition,” he added. The local administration has given each student, seriously injured, an immediate relief of Rs 5,000. It has also promised free treatment.
Eye-witnesses said the accident took place as the driver tried to overtake another bus and it fell into ditch. The roof of the bus was torn apart in the incident and the children were rescued from the opening, they added.
(With inputs from PTI)