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Four students injured as overloaded auto overturns

Four students were injured when an auto rickshaw in which they were returning home overturned near Rego bridge here on Friday. The auto was overloaded with 12-13 students packed in it.

punjab Updated: Oct 15, 2016 15:13 IST
HT Correspondent
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The damaged overloaded auto rickshaw that met with an accident near Rego Bridge on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)

Four students were injured when an auto rickshaw in which they were returning home overturned near Rego bridge here on Friday. The auto was overloaded with 12-13 students packed in it.

While three of the injured received minor injuries, one identified as Anurag Mehra of Rani-ka-Bagh and a student of Class 9, was taken to a nearby dispensary where he was given medical aid and later discharged. The injured were all students of Ajanta Public School, Beri Gate.

The police said that the accident took place when the auto hit a pot hole while coming down the bridge and overturned.

It has also taken the auto driver, Kuldip Singh, into custody for negligent driving.

This is yet another incident where the safety of children has been put on stake by vehicles carrying students not adhering to the safety norms.

Residents who helped Anurag with the first aid said police should start challaning the overloaded autos carrying students. Even parents and school authorities need to take some onus, they said.

Agitated parents of Anurag said that the district administration and the Police need to be strict on challaning the vehicles that are violating safety norms and the schools should also be made answerable.