Four DPS students, driver killed in bus-truck collision

Four students of Delhi Public School (DPS) and their bus driver were killed when the bus collided with a truck on Friday.

The driver lost control of the bus which broke through the road divider and collided with a truck coming from opposite direction. The students were on their way home from school.

The children killed in the accident were identified as Harpreet Kaur (8), Shruti Ludhiyani (6), Swastik Pandya (12) and Kriti Agrawal (13). The bus driver was identified as Rahul Sisodiya (35).

The children were on their way home from school.

"Another student is in a critical condition and on life support. The bus driver's assistant is also in a critical condition," Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Rai said.

The front portion of the bus was badly damaged in the collision, the police officer said.

"We have seized the truck and are searching for its driver who fled from the spot," the ASP said.

District collector Nishant Warwade said a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said he has asked for a report from the Deputy Inspector General of Police as well as transport authorities.

Minister for School Education Deepak Joshi said the responsibility of schools in such cases would be fixed to ensure children's safety in the future.

"The government had issued guidelines for schools after a school bus accident in Bhopal. We will fix the responsibility of schools to ensure the safety of children," he said.

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