44 Students Hurt As Pune School Bus Slides Down Over 100 Feet: Report
As many as 44 students and three teachers were injured on Tuesday after the bus they were travelling in hurtled down a gorge and overturned in Ambegaon tehsil in Pune district of Maharashtra, officials said.
Acceding to Pune district officials, the students were travelling from Pimpalgaon to Girvali village, around 45 km from Pune city, to visit an observatory in the afternoon, reported Press Trust of India.
Block Development Officer, Jalinder Pathare, said the school bus belonged to Muktai Prashala in Pimpalgaon, reported Press Trust of India.
“The incident occurred at a turn. The bus went down 100 to 150 feet into a gorge. All 44 students travelling in the bus, three teachers, the driver, and a bus assistant received injuries. Seven to eight students have been shifted to a hospital in Manchar, while the rest are stable,” Mr Pathare told Press Trust of India.
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