Khammam, Andhra Pradesh: At least 14 children are feared dead after a school bus carrying them fell into a canal in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh this afternoon.
Early reports suggest that the cleaner rather than driver was driving the vehicle when the accident happened.
The bus belonged to LV Reddy School and reportedly had a total of 40 children on board.
It plunged into Tungaram canal in Kothagudem Mandal while trying to avoid a collision with a bike, said an eyewitness.
The accident also left 18 children injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital.
In a similar mishap in the state last month, four students died after their school bus fell into a river in East Godavari district.
Story first published:
March 20, 2012 16:44 IST