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Uttar Pradesh: School bus falls into pit after crushing cyclist, several students injured

One person was killed and nine others were injured when a school bus overturned and fell into a 10-feet deep gorge in Gorakhpur on Sunday, news agency PTI quoted police as saying. officials.

According to officials, cyclist Tilakdhari (50) died and bus driver Dharmendra Yadav (28) was seriously injured in the accident in Bhainsa Dhoda village under Khorabar police station area.

According to a school official, 62 passengers were going from Deoria to Gorakhpur in the vehicle.

The school bus driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid the cyclist. According to the police, the bus met with an accident and fell into a 10 feet deep gorge.

The bus driver and eight children were injured, while the bike rider died on the spot. According to police, after receiving information about the collision, officials of Khorabar police station and Ramnagar Karjaha outpost reached the spot and took the injured to the hospital.

He told that the driver and two children have been referred to BRD Medical College for treatment.

According to Superintendent of Police (City) KK Vishnoi, the body of the cyclist has been sent for postmortem.

The bus left for Gorakhpur from Deoria. According to the school manager Shekhar Vishwakarma who reached the spot, the students were going to Gorakhnath temple, planetarium and other places.

There were 62 passengers including school children and teachers in the bus. He said that Aziz Ahmed (12) and Aditya Yadav (12) have been referred to BRD Medical College for treatment.

Last week, a bus carrying 48 people overturned in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, killing two students and injuring dozens. The incident took place in Raigad’s Khopoli police station area when the students were returning from a picnic when their bus overturned.

(with inputs from agencies)

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