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9 Children from Surat Killed as Picnic Bus Carrying 70 Students Falls Into 15-Feet Gorge

The children were returning from a picnic sponsored by their tuition centre in Surat.


Updated:December 23, 2018, 9:05 AM IST
9 Children from Surat Killed as Picnic Bus Carrying 70 Students Falls Into 15-Feet Gorge
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Ahmedabad: At least nine children between the ages of 10 and 16 were killed and several injured on Saturday after a private bus carrying around 70 students from Surat fell into a 150-feet-deep gorge near Ahwa in Dang district.

The accident took place on Saturday evening on Mahal-Bardipada road near Ahwa town, around 380 km from here.

The bus was coming from Shabri Dham, a religious and tourist spot in the district, said Superintendent of Police of Dang Shweta Shrimali.

The injured students were shifted to Ahwa civil hospital while others were taken to Surat civil hospital after being rescued by local authorities and police.

All the students are residents of Amroli area in Surat.

They had gone for a picnic to Dang which was sponsored by their tuition class in Surat, according to a parent of one of the students.

(With PTI inputs)

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| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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