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.
सतना सड़क हादसे की खबर से स्तब्ध हूं, मन दुखी है। हादसे में हताहत बच्चों को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करता हूं। पीड़ित परिवारों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। प्रशासन को आवश्यक दिशा निर्देश जारी कर दिए हैं। ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि दिवंगत आत्माओं को शांति प्रदान करें।
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) November 22, 2018
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.