14 students injured after school mini-bus turns turtle in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

Anantnag: At least 15 students sustained injuries after a private school vehicle of an Army Goodwill School turned turtle in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that a rented private Tata-minibus (JK03-9706) of Army Goodwill School High Ground Anantnag was on its way to drop the students at their respective destinations when the driver lost control over the vehicle and it turned turtle near Kadipora High Ground area of the district.

Locals said that instead of rescuing the students, the driver and the conductor fled away from the spot. The students were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

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A doctor at District Hospital Anantnag said that 15 students were brought to the hospital are being treated. He said some of the students were discharged from the hospital after being given first aid to them while others are being still treated.

The doctor said that all the students are stable.

Some of the parents said that they had requested school authorities to change the old model vehicles, but nothing was done. (KNT)


Muneeb-ul-Islam is Anantnag (Islamabad) based senior freelancing Photo-Journalist. He works for News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT). His photo-stories has appeared in multiple media outlets including ‘The Quint, Telegraph, Kashmir Images, Scroll, The wire, Free Press Kashmir and some Local Dailies.

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