24 school children killed after school bus crashes off mountain road in Himachal India

Last Updated: April 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

Shimla: At least 24 children and three adults have been killed after a school bus plunged off a mountain road in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, police said.

Santosh Patial, a senior police officer in Himachal Pradesh, said they had recovered 27 bodies from the accident site. The adult dead included the driver.

The tragedy occurred on Monday when the bus swerved off the road and fell into a gorge. The bus was transporting children, all below the age of 13, who were studying at a private school in Nurpur town, 60km (37 miles) south of Dharamsala.

“We have identified all the children and parents have been informed about the disaster,” said Ram Nath Singh, a police officer at the accident site.