Nellore, AP: School bus collides with lorry; cleaner killed, several injured

According to an official of the Nellore police station, the accident occurred when the truck hit the school bus from behind, causing it to overturn
School bus collides with lorry in Nellore
School bus collides with lorry in Nellore(Express photo)

The cleaner of a school bus carrying 36 students and teaching staff died on the spot after the school bus collided with a lorry in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, police said today, Tuesday, July 2. Several students were also injured in the mishap.

Andhra Pradesh State Education Minister, Nara Lokesh, in a post on X (formerly Twitter), expressed sadness over the death of the bus cleaner. "The incident of a lorry hitting a school bus near Kavali today has left me deeply worried. It is sad that a cleaner died in an accident. The authorities have been ordered to provide immediate and better treatment to the children injured in the accident. School owners should keep all the buses in good condition," Lokesh said.

According to an official of the Nellore police station, the accident occurred when the truck hit the school bus from behind, causing it to overturn. The injured students were rushed to a private hospital in Kavali, where they are undergoing treatment, as stated in a report by ANI.

The deceased has been identified as D Chinna Malleswara Rao (60). The mishap took place on the 16th National Highway in Kavali, Nellore district. The bus belonged to RSR International School, police said.

According to Deccan Chronicle, concerned parents rushed to the hospital to check on their children. Additionally, the body of the bus cleaner has been sent for a post-mortem examination. The police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.

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