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7 girl students, 1 woman injured in school bus accident

Friday, Jul 1, 2016,15:16 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | In the second accident within a week involving school vehicle, eight persons, including seven girl students, were injured when the bus, they were travelling in, dashed against a road divider here today.

The incident occurred at 6.10 am when the bus carrying students of Holy Child School, at Beadon Street in North Kolkata, dashed against the divider of a footway on the opposite flank on Belgachia bridge, a senior police officer said. The bus was carrying 14 girl students. A female guardian of one of the students, who was travelling in the bus, was also injured, the officer said.

The injured were taken to R G Kar Hospital where they were released after first aid. The driver is absconding, the officer said. Last Friday, the driver of a pool car of Loreto Convent School in Middleton Street died after the vehicle hit a pillar in Karaya Police Station area. Eleven of the 31 students travelling in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.