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18 hurt as Noida school bus crashes into pillar

18 hurt as Noida school bus crashes into pillar

NEW DELHI: In an early morning accident, 18 people including 16 children were injured on Saturday after a speeding school bus crashed into a pillar at an underpass in Noida.

Cops said the incident occurred around 8 am when the bus of Apeejay Public School, located in Sector-16, was crossing through the underpass at Rajnigandha Chowk.

"Sixteen children were injured in the accident. They were taken to Kailash Hospital and discharged after first-aid. The driver, Ganga Saran, received severe injuries and is being treated," Manoj Kumar Pant, station house officer of Sector-20 police station, said.

The bus has been seized, police said, adding a probe was underway.

Sources said that reports of the driver dozing off on the wheel or over-speeding, or an engine malfunction of the bus will only be ascertained after a probe.

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