80 children injured in Greater Noida school bus accident

November 10th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Nov 10 (IANS) At least 80 children were seriously injured when their school bus turned turtle after hitting a car in this suburb of the national capital Monday. The incident occurred at 7.40 a.m. near a roundabout under Kasna police station in Greater Noida’s Omega-I sector.

Kasna station officer (SO) Arjun Singh said the bus was transporting about 85 students of K.D.S. Public School when the driver lost control and hit a Santro. The bus then overturned.

At least 80 students, aged between six and 12, sustained injuries.

“After hitting the car, the driver fled the spot. We rushed the children to Kailash hospital, where the conditions of five was said to be critical. They were admitted to to ICU (intensive care unit). The other children were discharged after being given first aid,” Singh said.

On the complaint of Bhagwan Dass Sanwaria, the Santro’s owner, a criminal case under Sections 279, 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the driver.

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