7 children, driver killed in school van-bus collision in MP’s Santa district

November 22, 2018

By Kritika Sharad with inputs from ANI and NDTV

Seven children and the driver of a school van were killed when the van collided with a bus at Birsinghpur in Santa district of Madhya Pradesh early this morning.

At least eight others were injured in the accident. The deceased children were the students of Lucky Convent School in Birsinghpur, said police. Senior police and government officials, including Collector Rahul Jain, have rushed to the spot to examine the situation.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted his condolences to the children who were killed in the accident. “Unhappy by the news of the Satna road accident. Pay tribute to the children injured during the accident. My condolences towards the afflicted families. The administration has issued the necessary guidelines. Pray to God to provide peace to the departed souls,” he tweeted in Hindi.