Five students of Indore’s Delhi Public School (DPS) died today when their school bus collided with a truck near Kanadiya bypass in Madhya Pradesh.
The deceased include five students and the bus driver. Four other students sustained injuries in the mishap.
“The bus was carrying students of Delhi Public School when it collided with the truck at Kanadiya bypass. Five students and the bus driver were killed in the accident which occurred because of a steering failure,” Harinarayan Chari Mishra, DIG (Indore), told PTI.
The injured were admitted to a private hospital, he said.
Additional superintendent of police (ASP) Manoj Kumar Rai said the school bus was on its way to drop the students home when the collision took place.
He said the front portion of the bus was badly damaged due to the impact of the crash.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said he has sought a report on the accident from the DIG and the RTO.
Talking to the media, minister for school education Deepak Joshi said the government will fix responsibility on schools regarding the safety of students.
“The government had issued guidelines for schools after a school bus accident in Bhopal. We will fix responsibility on schools to ensure the safety of children,” Joshi said.