At least 25 school children are reported to have been killed after their school bus collided with a truck in Etah district’s Aliganj of Uttar Pradesh.
25 children have reportedly sustained injuries.
50 children of JS Vidya School were on board the bus during the time of the accident.
Uttar Pradesh DGP, Javeed Ahmad confirmed the death of 15 children
He tweeted, “Tragic road accident in Aliganj Etah. Over 15 school kids feared dead. Rescue of injured ongoing.”
Tragic road accident in Aliganj Etah. Over 15 school kids feared dead. Rescue of injured ongoing.
— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) January 19, 2017
The police has launched an investigation into the accident and also the reason why the school was allowed to be open despite an order from the district administration to keep it closed.