School bus accident leaves 9-year-old dead in Bhopal

  • None, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2015 15:37 IST

A nine-year-old girl died and more than 12 children sustained injuries after a milk tanker hit a school bus at the Board Office Square area in Bhopal on Friday.

The school bus (MP04, PA-1207) belonged to the Central Academy-1 and the tanker (RJ-04, GA-7723) was attached to Sanchi Milk Federation, the police said.

As the bus took a turn at the Board Office Square, the tanker -- in its bid to overtake -- the bus hit it and rammed into a road divider, the police added.

Vedika Saryam, a resident of Ayodhya Nagar, who was on the bus, fell off it and sustained severe head injuries.

She was rushed to JP Hospital where she was declared ‘brought dead’.

The police sources said Vedika was seated near the gate when accident took place.

All the students were discharged from the hospital after primary treatment, except one.

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