Thirty students were injured on Saturday afternoon when a school bus fell into a roadside ditch in West Bengal’s Malda district, police said. The bus, carrying 70 students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, slipped and fell into a ditch in the Lakkhipur area of England’s Bazar block around 2:30 p.m., they said.
Thirteen students were admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital with serious injuries, it added. “Two students suffered serious head injuries, but their condition is stable,” said Superintendent of Police Pradeep Kumar Yadav.
“An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident. A case will be filed,” he told reporters. The students of grades 5 to 10 were returning home by bus when the accident happened, police said.
After the accident on the Malda-Manikchak state highway, locals rushed to rescue the injured students. Later, the fire brigade and traffic police joined the rescue operations.
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