Amritsar,sep 20: Six children died and 17 sustained serious injuries,when the school bus carrying over 50 children fell into a canal near Muhawa village in Punjab’s Attari.
The school bus was driving towards Atari to drop the children home from DAV Public School when the accident occurred around 5 km away from school.
The children were residents of nearby villages Tibbi, Muhawa and Neshta. As per the sources, the driver escaped through the window and fled from the spot.
“The driver was speeding and driving rashly. He joined duty only on Monday. I warned him about the narrow bridge ahead that doesn’t have railings but he didn’t listen. Suddenly the front tyres were in the air and we landed in the drain,” said Class 11 student Karambir Singh.