Telangana: Three students die as 'drunk' driver rams school van into divider

The school bus carrying 26 students of Vaageeshwari Talent school in Vemulawada was on its way to the hostel at Chintaltana R&R colony for the students to have lunch.

Published: 28th August 2019 04:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 04:42 PM   |  A+A-

RAJANNA SIRCILLA: In a ghastly accident involving a school van, three girl students were killed and several others injured in Rajanna Sircilla district. 

Shockingly, the driver was reportedly found inebriated and has been taken into custody by police. Further investigation is on to assess the cause of the accident.

The three deceased students have been identified Manaswini, Rushika and Deekshitha.

The school van carrying 26 students of Vaageeshwari Talent school in Vemulawada was on its way to the hostel at Chintaltana R&R colony for the students to have lunch.

The driver reportedly applied sudden brakes leading to the vehicle turning turtle. It is also said that the van rammed a divider. 

Two girls died on the spot whereas another one died while undergoing treatment at Sircilla town area hospital. Condition of five students is said to be serious and are placed under observation for 48 hours.

Timely response from locals who were carrying Ganesh idol for Ganesh Chaturthi helped the rescue operation, say eyewitnesses. 

Learning about the accident, Health minister Eatela Rajender who was on the way to Karimnagar to attend ZP general body meeting reached the hospital and assured assistance. 


 

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp