16 school children injured in bus-truck collision

Sixteen students were on Monday injured when their school bus overturned after being hit by a speeding truck here, police said.

Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 19:09 PM IST

Ballia (UP): Sixteen students were on Monday
injured when their school bus overturned after being hit by a
speeding truck here, police said.

The accident occurred near Bharsauta village in Haldi
area when the truck hit the bus, carrying students of a
private school.

The injured students, in the age group of 8-12 years,
were rushed to a hospital, where they were discharged after
first-aid, they added.

The driver of the school bus was stated to be drunk,
they said, adding the truck driver, however, managed to escape
from the spot.

PTI