Police Probe Death Of 24 School Children In Bus Accident

Scene of the accident


LAGOS APRIL 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-An investigation has been launched after 27 people, most of them children, died when a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India.
Most of the passengers were below the age of 10, police said. The bus driver and two teachers were also killed in the accident on Monday evening.
The incident occurred in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
Road accidents are common in India, often due to poor driving or badly maintained roads and vehicles.
The reasons behind the accident are not yet clear, according to an official statement.

Bags of the children at the accident scene


Monday’s accident, which occurred about 325km (200 miles) from the state capital, Shimla, involved a bus transporting some 40 students from Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial school in Nurpur in the country’s Kangra district.
Suraksha Devi, a resident of Nurpur, told BBC Punjabi that four of her grandchildren died in the accident.
“All I have left are photographs of them now,” she said.

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