STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

School bus falls into canal in Prakasam, students safe

Twelve kids had a lucky escape after their school bus fell into an irrigation canal near Darsi town of Prakasam district on Thursday.

Published: 20th September 2019 05:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2019 05:48 AM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose only. (File photo | EPS))

By Express News Service

ONGOLE: Twelve kids had a lucky escape after their school bus fell into an irrigation canal near Darsi town of Prakasam district on Thursday. The police said the bus, which was overspeeding, overturned as the driver was trying to give way to an approaching autorickshaw on Darsi-Turpu Veerayapalem Road.  As many as six children were hurt in the incident. Locals and policemen rushed to the spot and took the kids to the nearby government hospital. 

The bus reportedly belonged to a private school in Darsi. Upon coming to know about the accident, Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah expressed his anguish on the school management and transport department officials. He reportedly ordered an inquiry on the mishap. “If any school bus was found without fitness certificate or other clearances from the transport department, strict action will be taken against the school,” the minister warned. 
 

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

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