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One killed, 13 injured in Ahmedabad mishap

A 12-year-old boy is killed and 13 injured in an accident when a school bus overturned after colliding with a truck near Silaj village.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2008 11:20 PM IST

"A 12-year-old boy was killed and 13 injured in an accident on Wednesday when a school bus overturned after colliding with a truck near Silaj village on the city's outskirts," police said.

"The mishap took place this morning claiming the life of a Class IV student Akul Rathod," they said. "The Delhi Public School bus, carrying around 45 students was being driven at a fast speed when it came to the cross roads and collided with a truck coming from opposite direction and overturned," Ahmedabad Rural Dy SP A M Jadeja said adding the injured were admitted to a private hospital in the city with help of local villagers.

However, agitated parents of the students, who gathered outside the hospital had skirmishes with the hospital staff and complained that they were not given information about the injured children.

Also, worried parents thronged the DPS school in Bopal area to find about the status of their children.
Meanwhile, the bus and truck drivers fled from the spot after the incident.

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