New Delhi320C
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

School bus accident news Highlights: President Murmu condoles deaths in Mahendragarh

School bus accident news Highlights: GL Public School's bus from Kanina in Haryana was overtaking a vehicle in Unhani village when the accident happened.
President Droupadi Murmu
President Droupadi Murmu

Haryana school bus accident news Highlights: At least six children lost their lives, and 15 others sustained injuries as a school bus overturned in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Thursday. According to preliminary investigations, the bus from GL Public School in Kanina overturned while attempting to overtake a vehicle in Unhani village....Read More

Haryana's education minister, Seema Trikha, has departed for Mahendragarh. One of the injured students informed news agency ANI that the driver was intoxicated. "The driver was drunk and he kept the speed at 120 kmph which led to misbalance (sic)," he said.

SP Arsh Verma mentioned that medical examinations are being conducted on the bus driver to determine if he was under the influence. “We are also examining documents of the bus. The school authorities are yet to be contacted to fix their responsibility,” he said.

The incident occurred near Unhani village in Mahendergarh, Haryana, on Thursday morning. Despite the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, the school was in operation.

A senior police official stated that the bus's fitness certificate had expired six years ago, in 2018. Haryana education minister further mentioned that she had communicated with the deputy commissioner and Mahendergarh SP to visit the hospital where the students are receiving treatment.

Rajendra Lodha, a BJP leader and former chairman of the Kanina municipal committee, owns the school.

Follow all the updates here:
Apr 11, 2024 9:19 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: ‘Schools responsible if bus driver is drunk’

Following the school bus accident in Haryana's Mahendragarh, State Education Minister Seema Trikha on Thursday said that a show cause notice has been issued to the school and all private schools have to provide an affidavit that their vehicles function according to transport rules and norms. (PTI)

Apr 11, 2024 8:59 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: Lapses exposed in tragic accident

Tragedy struck near Unhani village in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Thursday morning as a school bus belonging to a private school overturned, claiming the lives of six children and leaving 15 others injured. According to police officials, the fatal accident occurred when the driver lost control of the overspeeding bus and rammed the vehicle into a tree, causing it to overturn. Read more

Apr 11, 2024 8:00 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: 3 arrested after initial probe

Multiple news outlets reported that three people have been arrested in the Haryana bus accident case.

Apr 11, 2024 7:28 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: Survivor recounts horror

One of the surviving students said, “The driver was drunk, and the bus was overspeeding. As soon as the driver tried to take a turn, the bus collided with a canal and overturned. There were 50 students on the bus.”

Apr 11, 2024 5:35 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: RTA Assistant Secretary suspended

After the tragic Haryana bus accident, the state government decided to suspend Pradeep Kumar, Assistant Secretary, RTA, Mahendragarh at Naranul with immediate effect.

Apr 11, 2024 4:45 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: Former Haryana DyCM demands serious inquiry

Apr 11, 2024 4:25 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: Show cause notice issued to school

In the Haryana bus accident probe, a show cause notice has been issued to the school and some other schools that remained open on Thursday despite a public holiday on account of Eid.

Apr 11, 2024 4:05 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: Haryana govt orders probe into incident

The Haryana government has ordered a probe after a school bus carrying several children met with an accident in Mahendragarh on Thursday amid reports that the driver was allegedly drunk and the vehicle did not have a fitness certificate and other documents. (PTI)

Apr 11, 2024 3:45 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: President Murmu condoles deaths in Mahendragarh

School bus accident news LIVE: President Droupadi Murmu extended her condolences for the tragic loss of schoolchildren in a bus accident in Haryana's Mahendragarh district, which claimed the lives of six individuals on Thursday. 

“The news of the death of innocent children in a school bus accident in Mahendragarh district of Haryana is heart-rending. May God give strength to the bereaved parents and relatives to bear this cruel blow. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured children.”

Apr 11, 2024 3:27 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: ‘Strict action will be taken against those found guilty,’ says Haryana CM Saini

School bus accident news LIVE: Speaking to news agency ANI about the Mahendragarh school bus accident, Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini said, “I am saddened by the school bus accident in Kanina, Mahendragarh. My sympathies are with the families who have lost their children. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty in the probe. We will ensure ex-gratia to the affected families and full treatment of the injured students.”

Apr 11, 2024 3:19 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: ‘This private school was in operation on holiday, will take action,’ says Mahendragarh collector

School bus accident news LIVE: Despite being a public holiday on the account of Eid-ul-Fitr, the GL Public School in Kanina was in operation, Mahendragarh district collector Monika Gupta said on Thursday.

“It has come to notice that this was a private school which was being run even on a holiday, and action will be taken... Six casualties have been reported... Treatment of the injured children is ongoing... Now there is no danger to anyone's life... The government is providing them with the best possible treatment... There was also a lack of documents in the vehicle, so an FIR is being lodged against the school administration as well,” news agency ANI quoted Monika Gupta as saying.

Apr 11, 2024 3:13 PM IST

School bus accident news LIVE: ‘High level committee will probe,’ says Haryana transport minister

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Haryana transport minister Aseem Goel speaking to news agency ANI about the Mahendragarh school bus accident, says, “A high-level committee will probe the incident. FIR to be registered against the school. In March, a fine of 15000 was imposed on this school bus due to incomplete papers. The negligence of the school is very clear in this case. I have ordered for fitness test of all school vehicles to be conducted in the state.”

The school bus belonging to GL Public School in Kanina was involved in an accident this morning that killed six children and injured several other students.

Apr 11, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Haryana education minister Seema Trikha meets injured students

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Haryana Education Minister Seema Trikha, who arrived in Mahendragarh shortly after a school bus accident that killed six students and injured others, visited the injured students and inquired about their well-being.

Apr 11, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: State education inister visits injured students in Kanina school accident

Seema Trikha, the Education Minister of Haryana, visited the students injured in the Kanina school bus accident to inquire about their well-being.

Apr 11, 2024 2:06 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Congress leader and ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda seeks probe

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda says, “It's very unfortunate and sad news. I got the information that the driver was drunk. I can't understand, where the children were going on Eid? It's a matter of investigation. I have sympathy towards the families affected.”

Apr 11, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar tweets

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Haryana's former Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, on Thursday, condoled the deaths resulting from the school bus accident in Mahendragarh, which claimed the lives of eight students and injured several others.

"Former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar tweets, “Sad news has been received about a school bus accident in Kanina in which some children have died untimely and some have been injured. I express my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wish for the speedy recovery of the injured children.” Khattar wrote on X.

Apr 11, 2024 1:44 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: School was in operation despite ‘public holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr’

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: GL Public school in Kanina of Haryana's Mahendragarh district was in operation despite a “public holiday in the state on the account of Eid-ul-Fitr.”

Apr 11, 2024 1:39 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: CM Nayab Singh Saini condoles children's deaths

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Hours after the accident in Mahendragarh district, Haryana CM Nayab Singh Saini took to X to offer condolences for the children's deaths and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

“I am saddened by the school bus accident in Kanina, Mahendragarh. My condolences are with the bereaved families who have lost their innocent children. The local administration is ready to help the injured. I wish all the injured a speedy recovery,” he wrote on X.

Apr 11, 2024 1:32 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Driver has been arrested, says Mahendragarh SP

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Mahendragarh Superintendent of Police Arsh Verma confirmed the arrest of the bus driver. He added that doctors are currently conducting a medical examination to determine if the driver was under the influence of alcohol. 

"We are also examining documents of the bus. The school authorities are yet to be contacted to fix their responsibility," he said.

Apr 11, 2024 1:26 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoles children's deaths in Mahendragarh

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: On Thursday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled the deaths of children in the bus accident that occurred in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, assuring that the injured are being provided with all necessary support.

 
“The accident of a school bus in Mahendragarh, Haryana is very sad. My condolences are with the bereaved families of the deceased children. May God give them strength to bear this loss. The local administration is providing help to the injured children. I wish them a speedy recovery,” Amit Shah wrote on X.

Apr 11, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: Six children killed, driver allegedly drunk

Haryana school bus accident news LIVE: At least six children were killed and 1 others injured after a school bus carrying 30 children overturned in Haryana's Mahendergarh on Thursday morning, police said.

Witnesses claimed the bus driver was intoxicated. Superintendent of Police (SP) Arsh Verma said that medical examinations are being conducted to determine the driver's intoxication status.

News india news School bus accident news Highlights: President Murmu condoles deaths in Mahendragarh