Delhi: 1 dead, 17 children injured after school van rammed by truck
A minor girl who was seven years old was killed, while 17 other students were injured in a road accident on Thursday morning, police said.
The deceased girl has been identified as Garima alias Saksh, police said.
The students of two north Delhi schools were caught in the mishap when their school van collided with a tanker near Kanhaiya Nagar metro station in north-west Delhi.
“All 18 children in the school van were injured. Nine of them have been referred to hospitals like AIIMS trauma centre, Sushruta trauma centre and Lok Nayak Hospital,” said the deputy commissioner of police (north-west) Aslam Khan.
The children were students at Keshavpuram’s Kendriya Vidyalaya and School Number 1, he added.
The students were on their way to school in a Maruti Omni van on Thursday morning when it was rammed from behind by a tanker, said the officer.