26 children dead as school bus falls into gorge in India

26 children dead as school bus falls into gorge in India
# 09 April 2018 16:51 (UTC +04:00)

Twenty-six schoolchildren were killed when the school bus they were travelling in skidded and fell into a 100-feet-deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, APA reported citing NDTV.


The bus belonging to a private school overturned as it slipped into the gorge and came to rest in the middle of the hillside, the rescuers said. The police said the bus driver could have been speeding on the narrow hill road before he lost control of the bus.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has reached the accident site at Kangra's Nurpur town, 220 kilometres from state capital Shimla. Some children who had been trapped inside the mangled bus have been rescued.

The students are from Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial Public School. Many of them who were in the bus today were in Class 5 and below, news agency IANS reported.

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