44 children injured in road mishap

Thane: Over 40 children were injured tonight when a school bus carrying them hit a road divider and turned turtle near Lonavala, police said.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 08:31 AM IST

Thane: Over 40 children were injured on Wednesday night
when a school bus carrying them hit a road divider and turned
turtle near Lonavala, police said.

A female teacher accompanying the students and the driver
of the vehicle also suffered critical injuries, they said.
According to officials, the children were returning after
a picnic at Kolhapur when their bus hit a road divider and
overturned near Amrutanjan bridge, between Lonavala and
Khandala.

A female teacher accompanying the students and the driver
of the vehicle also suffered critical injuries, they said.
According to officials, the children were returning after
a picnic at Kolhapur when their bus hit a road divider and
overturned near Amrutanjan bridge, between Lonavala and
Khandala.

44 children, all students of class IV and V of the
Universal School at Thane, were injured in the mishap, along
with the teacher and the driver, police said.
The injured have been admitted to hospitals at Nigadi and
Khopoli.

The police have asked family members of the injured to
contact them on the following helplines: 9011280777 and
9823426703.

PTI