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Six Children Killed, 17 Injured After School Bus Falls Into Canal In Punjab's Attari

The cause of the accident was the narrow bridge near the canal.

20/09/2016 4:01 PM IST | Updated 20/09/2016 4:16 PM IST
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AMRITSAR -- Six children were killed and 17 others injured when a school bus fell into a canal near Border Out Post (BOP) Mahawa near Attari today.

The incident took place when the school bus, carrying 37 students, was passing over a narrow bridge, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamalpreet Singh said.

"The bus got stuck on the bridge and the driver tried to manoeuvre his way out following which the vehicle overturned in the canal, he said.

"Out of 37 students, six were killed and 17 others received minor injuries," the SSP said, adding, the injured have been hospitalised and rest of the students escaped unhurt.

The cause of the accident was the narrow bridge near the canal, he said.

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