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25 schoolchildren killed as school bus collides with truck in UP


PATNA: At least 25 schoolchildren were killed and 40 others were wounded, many of them critically, when a school bus carrying children collided with a truck in Etah district of neighbouring Uttra Pradesh today.

The bus was ferrying students to a private school when it was hit by a truck. School driver was also killed in the incident.

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As per reports, the school remained opened even after the local administration declared three days holidays due to cold waves.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shock over the incident.

“Anguished by the tragic accident in UP’s Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children,” the PM tweeted today.

He added, “I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest”.

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