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School van accident: Shell-shocked children recount horrific experience

Posted: Apr 26, 2018     By Praveen Dwivedi

In a heart-wrenching incident, one girl student died and 17 others got injured when their school van got rammed by a tanker on Thursday morning. The injured students were admitted to hospital immediately.

Now, the injured students recounted their horror of the accident. While lying on the bed at the hospital, 12-year-old Rishika Parcha said that she was under the school van’s seat and was crying when someone came to rescue her.

“I was in absolute shock when the accident happened. I was stuck under the seat of the vehicle and was crying when an uncle rescued me,” said Parcha.

Two other children, John and Vinay, were also lying on the hospital bed while getting treatment for head injury. Their shirt was blood-stained. They were still in their school dresses.

They informed that their van turned upside down three times after getting hit by a tanker. Three other students, Tanya, Tina and Vinni, were lying on another bed.

All these six students who were admitted to LNJP hospital were completely shell-shocked after the accident.

Parents of these children were very relieved when a doctor informed that their injuries are not serious. But, they wanted to be sure that injuries on the head or other parts were not so serious.

Prem Kumar, father of Vinay said, “Incident happened within 10 minutes after his son boarded the van. It was around 6:50 am, I got to know about the accident.”

Children confirmed that their van was running at a high speed when it collided with a milk tanker. The incident happened at the point where three roads join at round circle.

Unfortunately, a 7-year-old girl, Sakshi, died on the spot. Police said that drivers of both the vehicles have been arrested and they are investigating the matter.

Six other school children were admitted in AIIMS and five in Deepchand hospital.

The school van carrying many students badly got rammed from a tanker near Kanhaiya Nagar metro station in north-west Delhi.

The school van was taking students from Wazirpur JJ colony to Keshavpuram’s Kendriya Vidyalaya. A total of 18 students were there in the van.

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