NEW DELHI: At least 25 people including 18 school children were killed and 50 injured as a school bus was hit by a truck on Thursday in Etah district.
The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj's JS Public School in Etah. Thirty six among the 50 injured are stated to be critical, sources said.
According to eyewitnesses, it took an hour to take out the bodies from the mangled school bus.
In the accident both the drivers are responsible for reckless driving. If they had driven their vehicles with due care such a terrible tragedy would not have taken.
Virendra Kumar Verma
So many innocents lives lost,RIP,and my sincere sympathy to families, and speedy recovery to the injured.
The school should have been closed due to cold,but the fate has the top most priority.
These road carnage,are on the increase,owing to nonexistent road sence for all the road users,till this matter is is handled very strictly,it will only keep increasing.
everything is fine to blame school, season, etc, etc. What about the traffic laws?
great tragedy, RIP
At least no government officer will be made accountable for this incident - why the school was open when order was to remain it
Definitely both vehicles were over speeding resulting in this tragedy in UP.
School bus and van drivers are usually speeding to reach school on time, regardless of whether it is foggy with poor visibility.Bus drivers have 1/2 day if they reach late and children don't do assembly.
25 dead and 50 injured....that means the school bus was carrying at least 75 people....maybe 2 or 3 were from the truck....and the school being open after the DM had declared 3 days holidays due to the cold......the principal should be taken to task for keeping the school open
Krishna Kant Tiwari
It''s very sad news. No words to express my sorrow. All innocent children lost their life without reason.
words are not enough to express grief, only pray God to give strength to bereaved family to bear the loss. RIP.