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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 18:55 IST

Tragedy strikes Gorakhpur: 2 students killed, 10 injured in school bus accident

According to police reports, the bus, carrying 21-22 children, met with the tragic incident, leaving 12 children injured.

Isha Bhandari
Tragedy strikes Gorakhpur: 2 students killed, 10 injured in school bus accident
Tragedy strikes Gorakhpur: 2 students killed, 10 injured in school bus accident | Image:Shutterstock
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Gorakhpur: In a heart-wrenching incident in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, two students lost their lives and 10 others sustained injuries when a private school bus overturned after colliding with a tree at Khajani Tehsil on Friday morning. The victims were identified as Sakshi Vishwakarma (10) and Pratibha (14), both hailing from the Sikriganj area.

The unfortunate accident occurred around 9 am, just a short distance from the school. According to police reports, the bus, carrying 21-22 children, met with the tragic incident, leaving 12 children injured. 

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Villagers nearby assist in transporting children to hospital 

The swift response of villagers proved crucial, as they assisted in transporting the injured children to the nearest primary health center with the help of local police.

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ashutosh Dubey provided details about the incident, stating, “The children with minor injuries were handed over to the parents after first aid. However, the children with serious injuries were rushed to the district hospital, and two children died on the way.”

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 18:55 IST

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