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20 feared dead as school bus falls into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

20 feared dead as school bus falls into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

Some of the injured were referred to hospitals in Pathankot in Punjab. All the kids are between 5 and 14 years.

The students are from Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial Public School.

Officials said the bus was carrying 38 people when it veered off the road after the driver lost control. A local woman who had taken a lift on the bus a few minutes earlier was among the dead.

According to a report from OPD received Monday night, "the investigation revealed that a Student Transportation of America school bus had come to a stop along Sprague Street just east of 22nd Street at a designated student drop off location".




"Extremely saddened to learn about the tragic school bus accident in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was anguished by the loss of lives in the latest incident.

Police have identified the elementary student struck and killed by a bus Monday. "I have spoken with the Chief Secretary, Director General and Deputy Commissioner".

Teams from the local administration and the National Disaster Response Force involved in the rescue faced a tough time in pulling out the victims from the mangled bus. Meanwhile, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kishan Kapoor, along with MLA Rakesh Pathania and Deputy Commissioner Kangra Sandeep Kumar reached the spot to supervise rescue and relief operations. The driver Madan Lal, was also killed in the accident but a case has been registered against him for rash driving and causing death by negligence.


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