Update: More than 24 children were killed when a school bus carrying them collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district on Thursday.
Lucknow: As many as 15 school children were killed and more than 40 others injured when a bus collided on Thursday with a truck in Etah district’s Aliganj in Uttar Pradesh.
According to initial reports, the children are from JS Public School in Etah. The school had remained open even after the Etah administration announced three days of holidays due to cold.
According to reports, more than 50 school children of JS Vidya School were travelling when the bus collided with a truck.
“Tragic road accident in Aliganj Etah. Over 15 school kids feared dead. Rescue of injured ongoing,” UP DGP Javed Ahmed tweeted soon after the accident. The victims were in the age group of 10-15 years. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of children in the mishap. “Anguished by the tragic accident in UP’s Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children,” he said in a tweet. “I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest,” he said.