At least eight children and the driver of the school bus were injured when the vehicle’s brakes failed and hit a roadside lamp post and turned on its side in north Kolkata on Monday morning.
“None of the students sustained serious injury. Most of them were treated and discharged. Only the driver was seriously injured and had to be admitted in hospital,” said Jawed Shamim, additional commissioner of Kolkata Police.
The accident took place near Chitpur in north Kolkata around 9:30 am when the students were going to school. According to local people, the bus rammed into a lamp post after the brakes failed and the driver lost control of the wheels. The vehicle then turned on its side.
They were rushed to the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital for treatment.