Two killed, 10 schoolchildren injured in road accident

April 25th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Two people, including an eight-year-old student, were killed and 10 schoolchildren injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with another bus here Saturday morning, police said.
“The bus carrying students of the La Martiniere School collided with the public roadways bus on Faizabad road,” Superintendent of Police (Trans Gomti) Ashok Prasad told IANS.

At the time of accident, there were around 15 students in the bus. One of the children and the driver of the school bus were killed on the spot.

Of the 10 injured children, the condition of one was stated to be critical.

“The injured are being treated at Lohia Hospital,” said Prasad.

Eyewitnesses have told the police that both the buses were overspeeding.

Police have launched a drive to nab the driver of the public bus, who managed to escape after the accident.

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