21 Jharkhand students among 26 injured in bus accident in Sikkim
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said on Twitter that he has spoken to his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang regarding the incident and that proper arrangements are being made for the treatment of the children.
A bus carrying 26 people – including 21 students and two teachers from St Xavier's College, Ranchi – met with an accident in Sikkim's capital city Gangtok. The students had reportedly gone to Gangtok on an educational trip and they were en route to Siliguri when the accident took place.
Tenzing Loden Lepcha, superintendent of police, Gangtok, said: "Some of the passengers need to undergo tests as their injuries might be critical."
Two local people and the driver of the bus were also injured.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said on Twitter that he has spoken to his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang regarding the incident and that proper arrangements are being made for the treatment of the students.
Soren also said that he had directed for the students to be airlifted, but that was not possible due to the bad weather.
"It has just been received that a bus carrying the children of St. Xavier's College Ranchi on an educational tour to Gangtok met with an accident near Rani Pul, near Gangtok. I have spoken to the Chief Minister of Sikkim@PSTamangGolayji. Arrangements are being made for proper treatment of the children,' the chief minister said.
"I have instructed the RC to be ready to air lift the children as well. At present, due to the local bad weather, we are not able to air lift the children, so arrangements have been made for proper treatment there," he added.