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Two students, five teachers injured in accident

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Mini-bus of Faith Academy overturned near Qatar Embassy



MISHAP: One of the Faith Academy school teacher who was injured when the school bus overturned at Satya Marg crossing in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: Anu Pushkarna

NEW DELHI: Two students and five teachers of Faith Academy were injured when the mini-bus in which they were returning home overturned near the Qatar Embassy at Chanakyapuri here on Monday. While two teachers have been kept in hospital under observation, others were discharged after treatment.

It all happened around 2-15 p.m. when the over-speeding mini-bus ferrying a dozen students and teachers of the Prasad Nagar branch of the school turned turtle while negotiating a roundabout near the Qatar Embassy. Even as a Police Control Room (PCR) team stationed nearby rushed to the spot, the bus driver fled from the spot.

Three students and two teachers along with the helper of the bus were taken to Lohia Hospital, while a few others were taken to Safdarjung Hospital. As soon as the matter was brought to the notice of the New Delhi police, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anita Roy, and the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rajeev Ranjan, rushed to Lohia Hospital.

The police officers helped the victims -- some of whom were bleeding -- out of the PCR van and took them to the Emergency Ward. While the injured were being administered first-aid, the police officers called up their relatives and friends.

The students, who sustained minor injuries, spoke with their parents, assuring them of their well-being. In the meantime, the school authorities were also informed.

Rohan, a student of Class VI who sustained a minor head injury, said: "The driver was taking a turn when the vehicle suddenly overturned and came to a halt after getting dragged some distance."

The bus helper, Ashok, also sustained injuries in the left hand and was taken to the orthopaedics ward.

A teacher, Anita, sustained a fracture in the left hand. She had also hurt her back. The other injured teachers were J. Wilson, Parveen Nath, Silviya Singh and Beena. The second student was identified as Shubhang.

A case of causing injury due to rash and negligent driving has been registered at the Chanakyapuri police station and a hunt for the driver launched.

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