Himachal Pradesh, September 11: In a tragic incident that took place in April this year, where at least 26 school children died after a bus ferrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district. According to an ANI update, parents of students who died, crawled at the office of District administration in Dharamshala as a mark of protest yesterday, demanding CBI inquiry into the incident. Himachal Pradesh: 27 School Children Dead as Bus Falls Into Gorge in Kangra.
The accident was reported from Nurpur area in Kangra, where a private bus ferrying 40 school students skidded off the highway and plunged into a deep gorge. The rescue operation was initiated by the local police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) after the accident was reported.
Parents of 26 students who died after their school bus fell into a deep gorge in Kangra's Nurpur on April 9, crawled at the office of District administration in Dharamshala as a mark of protest yesterday, demanding CBI inquiry into the incident. #HimachalPradesh pic.twitter.com/WnemGkGtE1Also Read | Himachal Pradesh: Two Dead, 20 Injured After State Transport Bus Falls Into a Gorge Near Chintpurni
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In the tragic accident, the driver of the bus also died. The children, enrolled in the Wazir Ram Singh Memorial School, were being dropped back home when the accident occurred. Reportedly, nine children were reported dead, and 17 others succumbed to their injuries on being rushed to the hospital.