7 school children killed in road mishap in northern India

18:27, December 20, 2010      

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At least seven school children were killed and several others sustained injuries when the bus in which they were traveling turned turtle in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Monday, said police.

The children of Balvikas Vidya Peeth, all aged between eight and 12, were on their way to school when the bus overturned near Rosanpur village after the driver lost control. While seven died on the spot, others have been admitted to a local hospital.

The driver of the bus seemed to have been under the influence of alcohol, said police.

Road accident rate in India is among the highest of the world, with at least 100,000 killed on the road each year.

Source: Xinhua
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