School bus falls into water channel; none injured
Haripad: 41 students had a miraculous escape when the school bus they were travelling in overturned into a roadside water channel in Erikkavu near Haripad on Wednesday evening.
The bus, carrying LP and UP students of Haripad K.K.K.V.M. school, lost control and overturned while giving way to a bike on the narrow road.
The lives of the children were saved as the locals started rescue efforts immediateley. Erikkavu native Jayan (45) who witnessed the accident, fell unconcious. He has been admitted to the hospital.
The accident occurred around 4 pm. The bus, with 41 students on board, left the school at 3. 30 pm. The accident spot is located around two and a half kilometres from the school. The bus was coming in slow speed when the bike came from the opposite direction.The road has just enough space for the bus to go through. When the bus gave way to the bike, a portion of the road caved in and this resulted in the overturning of the bus. As the children started to cry aloud, the locals came to know about the accident and rescue efforts were started immediately.
The water channel, to which the bus overturned, has a depth of six feet. The children who were frightened by the incident were handed over to the parents. Though nobody was injured in the accident, some of the frightened students were admitted to the hospital later.