12 killed in Haryana college bus accident

YAMUNANAGAR (HARYANA) - At least 12 people, including six management students, were killed and nearly 30 injured when a college bus collided head-on with a truck near this town, police said Thursday.


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Published: Fri 29 Apr 2011, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:00 PM

Of the 30 injured, 15 are in a serious condition. Three of them have been shifted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

The bus belonged to the Sri Ram Institute of Management in Yamunanagar, about 110 km from state capital Chandigarh.

Police said both the vehicles were speeding when they collided on a sharp turn in village Manakpur village in Chachrauli sub-division of this district. Both the vehicles were badly damaged and the bus overturned following the collision.The deceased included six students, in the age group of 20 to 23 years, four teachers and two drivers.

Officials said the death toll could rise. Eyewitnesses said several people in the bus died instantly. “There were around 45 students and teachers in the bus. There was a big sound and the impact of the collision was so strong that it was even difficult to recognise the bus after the accident. We immediately rushed to the spot and helped the injured people,” said Manmeet Singh, an eyewitness.

Police said 15 of the 30 students injured were in a serious condition and were admitted in three different hospitals in Yamunanagar.

“Eight bodies were taken to the civil hospital here while four had been taken to another hospital. After the postmortem, bodies have been handed over to the family members of the deceased. Most of the deceased were locals and lived in nearby places. But the truck driver belonged to some other place,” investigating officer Rajinder Kumar told IANS.

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