27 children die in Indian school bus accident

27 children die in Indian school bus accident

27 children die in Indian school bus accident

Thirty persons, including 27 children, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Twelve injured passengers were rushed to hospital, most in critical condition.

The adults killed included the bus driver, two teachers and another woman, officials said.

Just before 5 p.m., Omaha Police were called to the scene of a traffic incident involving a school bus near 22nd and Sprague in North Omaha.

"My first priority was to save lives".

Last year, 15 students died after their school bus collided with a truck.

Police said Haji Mohamed, 8, was struck by the school bus when he attempted to run across Sprague Street.

No other injuries were reported at the scene, he said.

India has the world's deadliest roads, with nearly 150,000 people killed in accidents in 2015, the latest government data shows.

In India, road accidents kill about 150,000 people a year, the largest toll in the world.

The bus was carrying 40 people, and the children who died were between the ages of 4 and 12, said Prabodh Saxena, the principal secretary of the state government. "My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their near and dear ones in the accident", said Modi in a statement posted on the official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister's Office.

Lives are frequently lost in India's remote, mountainous northern reaches, where narrow hairpin turns cut paths into the steep Himalayan foothills.

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