Bus with 40 schoolchildren safe in J-K’s Rajouri, clarify officials
The bus carrying students from the Gareeb Nawaz School returned safely, after reports said it had an accident.india Updated: May 25, 2017 20:17 IST
A bus with 40 schoolchildren on a picnic -- that reportedly fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday afternoon -- was safe and no accident took place, officials said.
Initial reports said the accident occurred at Mansar when the bus was on its way from Manjakote to Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal Road that connects Rajouri with Shopian district in the Kashmir Valley. However, officials later denied reports of any accident.
Rajouri’s deputy commissioner Shahid Iqbal later clarified that the bus carrying students from the Gareeb Nawaz School -- based in Poonch -- “has returned safely”, and there were no casualties.
“The bus has returned safely. All schoolchildren are safe,” Masroor Mir, the additional superintendent of police in Poonch, told IANS.
The school bus was carrying 45 people.
(With agency inputs)