Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children'

Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children'

Gandhi, for his part tweeted, "I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the bus accident in Himachal, that has claimed many lives, including those of 26 children".

An investigation has been launched after 27 people, majority children, died when a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India.

The reasons behind the accident are not yet clear.

The driver of the vehicle that spun into the school bus had to be extricated by rescue personnel, and was taken to Grady Hospital in stable condition.

The bus was transporting children, all below the age of 13, who were studying at a private school in Nurpur town, 300 kilometres from Shimla, the state capital. Reckless driving, such as speeding, is blamed in many cases. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Governor Acharya Devvrat and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda condoled the deaths.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep anguish over the tragedy.

"My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their near and dear ones in the accident", he tweeted. The victims belonged to Wazir Ram Singh Memorial school. The boy also alerted a shopkeeper about 150 m away on the Malakwal-Symbly link leading to Chamba. lived - and ensured that 10 others did too.

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And thirty-two people died in late December when their bus swerved off a bridge into a riverbed in Rajasthan state.

After the incident, Principal of the school, Sunita Kumari, said that the bus met all required norms. "As a precaution, we are making sure no one fell out at the time of the accident".

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