UP bus crash injures 24 students

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh: At least 24 students were injured, four of them

critically, when a speeding truck rammed into their school bus here on

Saturday, police said.

The crash took place in Chhata area when the truck spun out of control and

rammed into Saraswati Shishu Mandir bus carrying the students.

"All the students are being treated at a hospital, where the condition of

four-five students is being stated as serious," police inspector Devendra

Kumar told reporters in Mathura, some 350 km from Lucknow.

"The injured students are in the age group of 8-14 years. Some of the

students who were trapped inside the school bus were rescued with the help of

the locals," he added.

Police are yet to nab the truck driver, who escaped after the crash.

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