Almost 31 passengers, most of them school kids, were hurt on Friday morning when a school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 25-metre deep gorge. The unfortunate school bus was carrying over 31 passengers including the driver and a teacher.
The bus met with the mishap at 8.20 am at Samlehu village near Dehar – located 45 kms from the district headquarters, Mandi. The injured school kids belong to Mandwayar and other villages. The bus belongs to a private school situated in Dehar.
“More than 30 people were traveling in the bus. A total 25 school children have injured in this accident out of which two seriously injured have been referred to Regional Hospital Mandi. 23 school children have been admitted to Sundar Nagar hospital. The rescue operation was carried out with the help of locals who also helped to transport injured to the hospital,” Sundarnagar SDM Rajeev Kumar said as per a report in India Today.
The reason of the accident is yet to be recognized. However, eyewitnesses said the driver lost control of the vehicle. A probe was ordered to find out the cause of the accident.