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7 students, woman hurt in bus collision

Friday, 24 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

nA school bus collided with a cluster bus on Thursday morning, leaving seven students and a woman attendant injured, police said.

The incident occurred at west Delhi's Naraina area.  Police said students and a woman attendant suffered minor injuries on their hands, legs and faces in the incident.

According to the Fire Department, it received a call at 7.10 am regarding the accident. "The seven students, who were injured in the collision, were rushed to nearby Mehta Hospital and Kapoor Nursing Home with the help of locals and Police Control Room (PCR) vans," the official said.

The injured students have been identified as Vishant, Vansh, Vishank, Aryan, Shooksham, Tanya and Méhul.  Geeta Chauhan, an attended in the school bus.

Meanwhile, police said that a police control room (PCR) call was received at around 7:12 am regarding an accident near Sagar Ratna Red Light in Naraina.

"Acting on the call a police team was dispatched for the spot. When the police team reached on the spot they found that one Cluster Bus had hit a school bus, carrying school children of Salwan Public school Rajendra Nagar," said a senior police official.

"Further injured children were rushed to hospital and out of 27 children two children Harshseep Kaur and Riyan sustained injuries in the accident. On the statement of the injured and witnesses, a case under section 279/337 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Naraina police station and the accused driver of the cluster bus, Parbhat Malik has been arrested," said a police officer.

Reeta Singh (29), who has been employed as a marshal in the cluster bus for the last three months, said their vehicle started from Shivaji Stadium for Madhu Vihar and the accident occurred at around 7 am.

"Usually, I always sit in the last row of the bus but on Thursday, I sat in the front seat meant for the staff. There were hardly four-five passengers on the bus. The accident occurred near the signal when the bus was coming down from a flyover," she said.

"It all happened suddenly. The impact was such that the school bus rolled sideways. I fell down from my seat. One of the woman passenger in the bus started shouting. I calmed her down and went to check the school children. They were injured and were accompanied by a woman. I had pain in right hand, chest and leg. But I called up ambulance and informed the police," said Singh.

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