New Delhi, January 19

At least twenty five schoolchildren died and over 30 were injured after a bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah today. The driver of the bus was also killed in the accident. Eyewitnesses said the accident took place due to poor visibility in the area due to dense fog.

According to reports, the bus was carrying nearly 50 students of JS Vidya School when it collided with a truck.

“Tragic road accident happened in Aliganj Etah. Over 15 school kids feared dead. Rescue of injured ongoing,” UP DGP Javed Ahmed tweeted soon after the accident.

Later the officials told that 25 children were killed and they fear that toll may rise

The truck was being driven at a high speed when the school’s mini-bus collided with it. The children in the bus were on their way to school. All the children on the bus were junior school students, aged between seven and ten years old.

(Inputs from India Today and agencies)