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7 children, driver killed after school bus falls into gorge in HP

Eight people, including seven children, were killed on Saturday when a private school bus rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, police said.

As per the reports received at the state headquarters, the bus of Dadahu Aadarsh Vidya Niketan School, carrying 18 children, skidded off the road near Khadkoli on Dadahu-Sangrah Road at around 8 am.

Three students and the bus driver died on the spot and another three children were reported brought dead at Nahan Civil Hospital, officials said.

Later in the evening, officials said a girl who was referred to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh succumbed to her injuries.

Sirmaur Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said Samir (5), Adarsh (7), Kartik (14) and driver Ram Swaroop (40) died on the spot.

"Abhishek, his sister Sanjana and Naitik Chauhan succumbed to their injuries on their way to Nahan Medical College," the SP said.

Five seriously injured children were referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh whereas seven are getting treatment at Nahan Hospital.

Ten of the 12 injured schoolchildren were identified as Sandhaya, Rakshita, Anjali, Rajiv, Aayush, Vaishanvi, Dhruv, Mannat, Aarushi and Sunder Singh.

Sirmaur Deputy Commissioner Sirmour Lalit Jain ordered a magisterial inquiry into the accident.

The DC asked Sub-divisional Magistrate, Sangrah, Rajesh Dhiman to hold a detailed inquiry into the accident and submit a report within fifteen days, a district spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the district administration provided immediate relief of Rs 20,000 each to the family of the deceased and Rs 10,000 to the injured.

Besides, the deputy commissioner also provided Rs 50,000 from the Red Cross Fund to the injured, who have been referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have expressed grief over the tragedy, an official state spokesperson said. Wishing speedy recovery to the injured children, Devvrat and Thakur prayed for the souls of the deceased and strength to the bereaved family.

Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur and Himachal Congress chief Sukhvinder Sukhu mourned the death of school children and the bus driver in this accident.

Speaker of HP Vidhan Sabha Rajiv Bindal along with the DC immediately rushed to the hospital to meet the injured children and made arrangements for the immediate shifting of the seriously injured.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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