The toll in the school bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana’s Medak district on Tuesday rose to 18 after a 11-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital in Hyderabad, even as the condition of four other students remained critical.
Vaishnavi, who was in “very critical condition” after receiving injuries in the mishap, was declared dead at 5.28 am, a release from Yashoda Hospital said. She was a resident of Islampur of Toopran mandal of Medak district.
Of the 20 students admitted to the hospital at Secunderabad, the condition of four students continues to remain serious and they are in the critical ward under close observation while seven other students (including three girls) are in stable condition.
Seven other students were discharged on Monday.
Sixteen persons comprising 14 school children, driver and the cleaner of the private school bus were killed and 20 students were injured when a passenger train hit their bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Masaipet village on July 24.