BALLI: Fifteen students were injured, three of them seriously, after a school bus overturned in South Goa on Thursday morning.
While the bus carrying 34 students was travelling to Cuncolim United Higher Secondary School, the incident happened close to Balli village.
The bus turned into a turtle after veering off the main road and into a field. The school was authorized to use the bus as part of the state government’s “Bal Rath” initiative.
According to the official, four students suffered severe injuries and were taken to the state-run District Hospital in Margao.
He said that their condition is stable and that ten more students had minor injuries.
The police said, citing preliminary investigations, that the bus’s steering wheel locked for an unknown reason, caused it to veer off the road, and caused it to overturn in a nearby field.
The tragic incident happened when the bus’s driver lost control, veering off the road and overturning the vehicle.
The injured students are receiving medical attention at this time, and their condition is being closely watched. Due to the incident, there is a renewed emphasis on the necessity of strict safety protocols when transporting students, as well as the possibility of mechanical problems with school buses.
Further information is awaited as authorities look into the accident in great detail. Students’ safety and wellbeing continue to be the primary concern, and calls for quick safety audits highlight how urgent it is to address any potential risks in the state’s school transportation systems.