Around 19 schoolchildren including the cleaner of a private bus were injured when the vehicle went off the road and fell into a ditch near Chichli village under Thikri police station here on Tuesday, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred when the driver lost control over the vehicle. Sources said the students were between the age groups of 7 to 13 years. Six children were referred to district hospital at Barwani, while others were discharged after primary treatment.
The students, who were from Little Kingdom High School, were on their way home. Police have booked the driver who fled the scene immediately after the incident.