Six children die in India bus crash

It was a day of mourning and wailing in India after six children were killed alongside their driver were confirmed dead after their bus fell into a gorge in northern India on Saturday.

According to the Police, the driver of the bus also died in the accident, while seven injured students were said to be in a critical condition after their vehicle crashed in the Himalayan mountains.

“The dead include six school children and the driver of the bus,” Rohit Malpani, a senior police officer in Sirmaur district, told AFP.

All children aboard were between four and 14 years old, he added.

The children were students at a school in a remote area of mountainous Himachal Pradesh state, the cause of the accident could not be explained.

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In India, an average of 150,000 people die in road accidents each year.

Source: AFP

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