Close shave for 60 students as school bus overturns in Tamil Nadu

Around 60 students of a private school had a miraculous escape when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near here on Thursday, police said.

Perambalur: Around 60 students of a private school had a miraculous escape when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near here on Thursday, police said.

Barring a girl, who suffered a minor fracture, others were sent home after first-aid at a hospital, they said.

Police said the driver of the bus carrying boys and girls, lost control over the vehicle and it overturned.

"It was a miraculous escape and though the bus overturned, nothing major happened," a police official said.

Initial reports had suggested that more than 20 students were seriously injured, but the police later clarified that only one had been hospitalised.