At least thirty children were injured after a bus overturned on Thursday and fell into a stream in Andhra's Prakasam district. One student is said to be critical.
The accident happened near Pedda Alavalapadu. According to reports, the bus was carrying more than 70 students who were returning from an excursion. 17 students were rushed to hospitals in Ongole.
The students were from a school in Karedu village and they had reportedly visited tourist spots in Kurnool district, before heading back.
According to local media reports, authorities including the police immediately rushed to the place after learning about the accident, and provided first aid, before shifting the injured students to nearby hospitals.
More details are awaited.
This comes just two days after a bus owned by another private operator, fell off a bridge into a canal near Mulapadu in Krishna district, killing 11 people and injuring over 30.
The bus which plunged into a canal on Tuesday morning was heading to Hyderabad from Bhubaneswar. It hit the bridge divider and plunged through the gap between the two lanes into the canal.