14 children killed as bus falls in canal

By: | Updated: 20 Mar 2012 07:54 AM


Hyderabad: At least 12 children were killed and 20 injured when a
private school bus fell into a canal in Andhra Pradesh's Khammam district
Tuesday, police said. The accident took place near Tungaram in Chandrugoda
mandal (block) in Khammam district, about 250 km from Hyderabad.

All
the deceased are aged between 10 and 12 years. Seven of the bodies have
been identified. Students of the LV Reddy School at Vepalagadda near
Kothagudem town were returning home when the driver reportedly lost
control and the bus fell off a bridge which had no railings. About 50
students were travelling in the bus.

As there was not much water
in the canal, none of the bodies were washed away. Police and fire
services personnel with the help of locals launched relief and rescue
operations.





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First Published: 20 Mar 2012 07:54 AM
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