Seven children were killed when a truck hit the auto carrying them home from school.
Raipur. At least seven schoolchildren were killed in a road accident in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district when their vehicle got hit by a truck. They were returning home after school.
The car got blown away in the horrific accident. The kids went to BSNN Digital Public School. On Thursday, the accident occurred near Chilhati Chowk.
All the children were between 5 and 8 years old. Two children died on the spot, while five more died at Koriya Hospital. The conditions of the driver and the child are said to be critical.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has expressed his condolences following the deaths of seven schoolchildren in a car-truck collision at Korer Chilhati Chowk in Kanker. He stated that the Health Department is providing all possible help.
According to Kanker police, the truck was travelling from Bhanupratappur when the accident occurred. The driver has fled, and the police are searching for him. The police have impounded the truck. An injured child with a serious condition was referred to Raipur for treatment.
Savitri Mandavi, MLA for Bhanupratappur, inspected the area as soon as she received the information. She called the incident “heartbreaking”.
The victims were – Rudradevi, six years old, from Tueguhan village; Rudra Kumar, seven years old, from Tueguhan village; Ishan Mandavi, four years old, from Village Banoli; Manav Sahu, six years old, from Village Astra; Piyush Gawade; and Lishant Gawde.