The bus came in contact with high-tension wires while travelling from Pratap Nagar to the school. Fortunately, there was no electricity, so the wires weren’t live at the time.
A bus of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG), carrying 25 schoolchildren and four school employees, narrowly escaped getting electrocuted near Kabir Chowk, Palam Vihar, early yesterday morning.
The bus came in contact with high-tension wires while travelling from Pratap Nagar to the school. The wires were hanging low from a pole that had tilted down owing to construction work in the area. But fortunately, there was no electricity at the time, so the wires weren't live.
A team from Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) office immediately reached the site to repair the wires.
"Fortunately, there was no electricity, else it could have resulted in a tragedy," said Yashesh Yadav, a worried parent.
Sudhir Chitnis, senior administrator, DPSG, said, “After hearing the news, we changed the buses plying on the route immediately — we’ll now have low-roof buses for this particular route.”