Two students killed as truck rams into school bus

January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 28 (IANS) Two students were killed and 12 injured when a speeding truck crashed into their school bus here Friday, police said.The accident took place in Jhijhana area, when the speeding truck spun out of control and collided head-on with the bus of the Laurels Convent School (LCS).

“While two boys aged around 14 years died on the spot, 12 students received multiple injuries in the accident,” police inspector A.K. Gautam told reporters in Muzaffarnagar, about 450 km from Lucknow.

“All the injured have been admitted to different hospitals in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The condition of three-four students is stated to be serious,” he added.

According to police, those injured are in the age group of 10-15 years. At the time of the accident, there were around 20 students in the bus.

Efforts are on to nab the driver of the truck who managed to escape after the accident.

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