More than 24 school kids were killed and 40 others were injured after a school bus collided with a truck in Aliganj area of Etah, Uttar Pradesh. The death toll may rise. Injured students have been rushed to nearby hospitals. A rescue operation is underway.
Tragic road accident in Aliganj Etah. Over 15 school kids feared dead. Rescue of injured ongoing.
— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) January 19, 2017
“School was open against the order of district admin to close schools due to cold. “Our priority is to rescue trapped children. A rescue operation is underway. Strict action will be taken against the school,” Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad said.
The death toll has surged to 25, said India Today. Police has reached the accident spot and carrying out a rescue operation. According to reports, the bus belonged to a private school. More details are awaited.