Speeding School Bus Mows Over Two School Children; One Dead

Site of an accident where a speeding school bus killed an 8-year old girl while injuring her little brother.

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Patna: Reckless driving once again proved to be fatal when a speeding school bus in Patna on Monday afternoon ran over a 8-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother killing the girl on the spot while seriously injuring the little boy.

The tragedy struck when the sister-brother duo Sanjana and Shivam were returning home from their school in Ram Krishna Nagar under Kankarbagh police station. When they reached the RPS crossing, a speeding school bus belonging to RPS School mowed over the young children.

Failing to stop the bus, the driver continued to drive dragging Shivam several feet with the vehicle in which his hand was badly crushed. Sanjana died on the spot and Shivam was rushed to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.

The driver, realizing he could not escape in the bus, then abandoned the vehicle and escaped on foot.

An angry mob in the area then destroyed the school bus demanding immediate arrest of the callous driver.

As the devastated family members arrived at the accident scene, the air filled with cries and wails. People in the area were seen trying to console them though understandably without any effect.

Senior police officials were investigating the case. Unconfirmed reports said the driver of the offending bus was identified and taken to the police station where he was being grilled.

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