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22 children killed as school bus collides With Speeding Truck in UP Etah

 2017-01-19 08:44:54.0

22 children killed as school bus collides With Speeding Truck in UP Etah

Tahlka News Desk
Etah: Bus collided near Etah district Aliganj in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, near about 15 school children killed in the mishap and 15 other injured seriously. The incident took place early in the morning when their school bus crashed into a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Etah. Also the school was functioning despite the district administration's order for closure due to cold conditions.

The diver of the school bus died on the spot,while the truck driver, who was injured, has been admitted in the hospital. The children on the bus were from junior school ages between seven to ten.

PM Modi expressed his grief in tweet "Anguished by the tragic accident in UP's Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children," tweeted Prime Minister.

The police have confirmed that all the children have been rescued from the bus. 15 children, who have serious injuries, have been shifted to a specialised government hospital in Aligarh.

Police says according to a government order, all schools are shut till Friday because of cold weather conditions. An investigation has been ordered into why the school was functioning despite the government order.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: "My heart goes out to the families of those children who lost their lives in this tragedy. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has expressed his anguish at the death of the children, and asked all district officials to go to the spot and ensure that the best possible medical care is given to the injured children.


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