Opposition DMK today demanded that the Directorate of School Education frequently inspect buses run by it for transporting school children and ensure that fleet operators from whom the vehicles are outsourced maintained them properly.
The condition of 11 students injured in the bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana`s Medak district continues to remain serious on Friday even as the district authorities and police have begun an inquiry into the mishap.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a Rs five lakh ex-gratia each to the families of those killed in Masayipet bus-train accident in Medak district on Thursday, and ordered an inquiry.
Sixteen persons - 14 school children, the driver and the cleaner - were killed and at least 20 students were injured as a train crashed into the private bus in which they were travelling at an unmanned railway crossing at Masaipet village in Telangana`s Medak district Thursday morning.
Van runs over 18 month old male toddler
Madurai: An 18 month old male child was killed on the spot when the rear tyres of the school van ran over it at Malainagar while the vehicle was being reversed, police said.
Eight students were killed and nine others injured when a school bus skidded off a mountain road and fell into a 300-feet gorge in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Thursday, official sources said.