On Wednesday, nine students were killed when the school buses overturned in the Noney district of Manipur. During this, 40 others were also injured. The accident occurred on Old Cachar Road near the Longsai area of the hill district, about 55 km from the state capital Imphal.
According to information, Thambalnu Higher Secondary School students went on an annual school study tour to Khoupum in the Noney district in two buses. The bus in which the girl students were traveling overturned after the driver lost control. The Chief Minister said that all possible help and assistance would be provided. The families of the deceased students will be given Rs five lakh each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said he was deeply saddened to hear about the accident of a bus carrying school children on Old Cachar Road today. SDRF, the medical team, and MLA have reached the spot to coordinate the rescue operation. Praying for the safety of everyone on the bus. The injured students are being taken to the state capital for treatment.
Deeply saddened to hear about the accident of a bus carrying school children at the Old Cachar Road today. SDRF, Medical team and MLAs have rushed to the site to coordinate the rescue operation.
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) December 21, 2022
Meanwhile, the Manipur government’s Directorate of Education said that because of the school bus accident due to morning fog, schools should not tour till January 10, 2023, to avoid any untoward incident.
President Draupadi Murmu condoled the loss of lives in the Manipur school bus accident. The President said that the loss of precious young lives is sad. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Saddened to learn about the accident of a school bus carrying children in Noney district of Manipur. The loss of precious young lives is distressing. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for speedy recovery of the injured.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 21, 2022
An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the deceased’s next of kin and Rs 50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in the Manipur school bus accident.
An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the bus accident. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 21, 2022