9 children killed as school van falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

The Hush Post |One-minute read|03:15 PM

A tragic accident took place in the Kangsali Village of Dehradun in Uttarakhand today. A school van fell into a deep gorge killing at least nine children. The incident happened when the van was on its way to Angels International School.

According to the reports, approximately 18 children were present in the van when the driver lost control over the vehicle. The van crashed off the road and fell into the gorge. A team of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) reached the spot and conducted rescue operations.

Inspector-General of Police (Garhwal) Ajay Rautela confirmed the death of eight children in the accident. However, the children who received injuries were rushed to the hospital immediately. Rescue operations are still underway.

The children killed and injured were from Kangsali Village and aged between four and 13.


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