In a tragic road accident involving a school bus, three school children were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday in Telangana. The accident took place in Rajanna-Sircilla district in the state. According to the police, the accident took place as a Ganesha procession vehicle was coming towards the bus, and the driver who tried to avoid collision, ended up hitting a median.
The deceased students have been identified as Kasaram Manichandana Rai (age 15), G Deekshitha (8) and P Rishi (7).
The students belonged to Vaageeshwari Talent school in Vemulawada. The bus with 26 students onboard was on its way to the hostel at Chintaltana for the students to have lunch.
Though initially media reports claimed that the bus driver was under the influence of alcohol, police rubbished the allegations. Sircilla Superintendent of Police, Rahul Hegde told TNM that they had conducted breath analyser test which ruled out the suspicion. â€śHowever, we have taken him into custody, collected his blood sample and sent it for tests.â€ť
â€śAfter hitting the median, three children were thrown out of the window due to the impact. These children succumbed, to their injuries,â€ť the SP added.
While the two girls died instantaneously, Rishi died while undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. The other injured students are being treated in the local government hospital.
The SP said that the other children suffered minor injuries and they are said to be stable.
Health Minister Eatala Rajender who was in Karimnagar, had immediately rushed to the hospital to monitor the situation.