Hyderabad: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed deep condolence over the tragic death of 15 children in a train-school bus collision in Medak district of Telangana last week and has wished speedy recovery for those who have sustained injuries.
The President has sent a letter to Governor ESL Narasimhan in this regard. The condolence message of the President has also been sent to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, a release from the CM`s office said here today.
Sixteen persons, including 14 school children and the driver and the cleaner of the private school bus, were killed and 20 students were injured when a passenger train rammed into their bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Masaipet village on July 24.
The death toll has risen to 17 with a seven-year-old boy succumbing to his injuries at a hospital here today.