Man killed, 13 children hurt as school bus overturns in AP

A pedestrian was killed and 13 students sustained injuries when their school bus overturned at a village in the district Monday, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Visakhapatnam: A pedestrian was killed and 13 students sustained injuries when their school bus overturned at a village in the district Monday, police said.

Nearly 20 children were on their way to a private school in Narsipatnam from Etugowrampeta village when the bus driver lost control of the vehicle following which it hit a person walking on the road at a turn in Ramanapalli village under Golugonda mandal, Sub-Inspector M Joga Rao said.

After hitting the man, the bus turned turtle, he said.

The man, identified as J Demudu (34), was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, Rao said.

The injured children, in the age group of 4 to 13 years, were shifted to Narsipatnam Government Hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger, he said.

Efforts were on to nab the absconding bus driver, he added.