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School bus topple near Jakkur, nine students injured

The police said that the driver lost control after he tried to maneuver at high speed.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru |
January 30, 2015 5:12:40 am

Nine students sustained minor injuries after their private school bus toppled near a steep curve at Jakkur main
road on Thursday afternoon.

The police said that the detained driver Vijayendra, 28, lost control after he tried to maneuver at high speed, causing the bus to fall on its right.

The minor occupants of the vehicle were rescued from the bus by the localities by braking the window panes next to the door and opening the latch of the frame of the bus door from the inside.

All the children were taken to a nearby private hospital in Byatrayanapura as they were in a state of shock, while some had sustained minor injuries on their hands and leg. Two students however sustained head injuries therefore they were taken for treatment at Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal and are recovering. A class I student Advaitha however might have to go through a minor surgery as one of his eyelids was crushed on impact.

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Yelahanka police have registered a case against the driver and are also probing against the educational institution chartering the bus service for violation of School van guidelines since it did not have an attendant. “If necessary we will recommend for cancellation of its permit,” a police official said.

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