Indore: Four children, bus driver killed in school bus-truck collision

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 23:02 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan 5 (ANI): A Delhi Public School bus collided with a truck on Friday evening on Indore's Kanadia bypass leading to the death of four children and the bus driver.

There were total 16 students of which several have suffered severe injuries. They were later admitted to a nearby hospital.

The truck was fully loaded with goods and the speed of both vehicles was so high that the bus was crushed.

As soon as the incident was reported, the police reached the spot and with the help of people, the injured were evacuated and sent to the Bombay Hospital in Indore.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, along with State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, was informed about the incident after which they ordered for an immediate inquiry into the matter.

Chief Minister Chouhan expressed condolences on Twitter saying, "I pray to God for the peace of the innocent children who lost their lives in the road accident in Indore and the power to families to bear this mishappening."

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also tweeted that it was a painful incident that in her parliamentary constituency, Indore, a road accident has taken away lives of those school children and caused suffering to others.

"I have asked the police administration and my other colleagues to give as much support as possible. They have been asked to help the injured get the best treatment," the Lok Sabha speaker said.

"The bus lost its balance and rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction on a different lane. Eight children and the bus conductor got injured and are in ICU now. Five, including the bus driver, were killed on the spot. The truck driver is yet to be nabbed and a probe is on," Manoj Rai, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Indore, told the media.

Meanwhile, it was later announced that the family of Kriti Agarwal, one of the deceased children, has donated her eyes and skin. (ANI)