Maharashtra: Student, 14, crushed to death under school bus

Times of India | 5 days ago | 23-11-2022 | 08:05 am

Maharashtra: Student, 14, crushed to death under school bus

NAGPUR: Samyak Kalambe (14), student of Std VIII at Marie Poussepin’s Academy at Khairi, Mhasala, was killed after being run over by the school bus outside the school gate on Tuesday. Samyak and his cousin were waiting for their van to return home at Barakholi in Indora when the school bus hit him from behind just outside the gate. Samyak was dragged by the footrest of the bus, leading to serious injuries on his chest and head. The bus had several students on board. Apart from killing Samyak, the bus also hit two scooters, a school van and a car, injuring at least two more students and their parents, before uprooting a roadside electric pole and coming to a stop. The episode triggered panic and anger in the locality as students, parents and other passers-by had to run for shelter as the electric pole collapsed with live wire dangling on the road. A grievously injured Samyak was rushed to Alexis Hospital where he was declared dead. The driver, 70-year-old Ambadas Ramteke, was manhandled by the angry mob. Ramteke, now in the custody of the Koradi police, is a retired driver of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. Koradi police station senior inspector Krushna Shinde said the driver is changing his version as to how the accident took place. “The driver is saying he lost control of the bus after his attempt to engage the reverse gear led to accidentally engaging the first gear. The driver is also saying the vehicle’s brake did not work,” he said.

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