In Prayagraj, 2 school students killed, over 20 injured as bus with 75 overturns

Updated on Dec 17, 2022 12:08 PM IST

The bus driver, taking the school students of Kanti Devi Janata Vidyalaya on a tour from Jaunpur to Mangarh in Prayagraj, lost control of the vehicle while trying to save a biker.

Rescued school students from the bus.(HT photo)
Rescued school students from the bus.(HT photo)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, Prayagraj

Two school students died on the spot while more than two dozen others sustained injuries after a bus carrying 75 children overturned in Saidabad area of Prayagraj district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning.

The bus driver, taking the school students of Kanti Devi Janata Vidyalaya on a tour from Jaunpur to Mangarh in Prayagraj, lost control of the vehicle while trying to save two persons on a bike.

On getting the information, senior police officials, including DCP Ganga Nagar (Trans-Ganga) Abhishek Aggarwal, reached the spot and admitted the students to the nearby community health centre (CHC). Seriously injured students have also been referred to SRN Hospital in Prayagraj. Both bike riders also sustained injuries in the accident.

“As of now, two students have died in the accident and over a dozen have been injured. We have admitted the injured at the nearby CHC, while the seriously injured students have been referred to SRN Hospital. We are still ascertaining the loss and the exact number of deaths will be known later," Aggarwal said.

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    K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent of Hindustan Times heading the Allahabad Bureau. He has spent over 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. He covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medical and health and defence matters. He also writes on development issues.

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