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Tragic collusion between an Akal Academy School Bus and Truck near Jalandhar; 12 children reported dead

March 4, 2013 | By

Jalandhar, Punjab (March 04, 2013): The week at Jalandhar in Punjab has started with a tragic news. A collusion has reportedly took place between a school bus and a truck, that has reportedly resulted in death of 13 persons, including 12 children.

According to reports school bus driver has also died in the accident.

“Seven students died on the spot, four died in hospital. The driver of the bus also died… The accident happened around 8 am,” said Rajinder Singh, Superintendent of Police (Rural).

According to reports some of the injured have been admitted to Nakodar civil hospital. Two of them could be shifted to a hospital in Ludhiana.

The mini-bus carrying children from Akal Academy School in Boparai Kalan collided with the truck near Jaheera village in Lambhra, close to Nakodar, 17 km from here.

According to reports, the truck laden with bricks, which was being driven on the wrong side of the road, lost control and collided head-on with the mini-bus.

An FIR has been registered against the truck driver, who has been absconding since the accident took place at around 8 am on a highway near Jalandhar when the bus was on its way to school.

Most of the children were under 10 and had boarded the bus just minutes before the accident took place. Around 30 children were stated to be travelling in the bus when the truck collided with it.

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