Ten children were killed on Tuesday and at least 30 injured when their school bus collided head on with a truck in north-western India, police said.

The bus was taking the children to a school in Rajasthan state’s Hanumangarh district, police official Shyam Ram said.

Seven children died on the spot while three succumbed in hospital.

They were aged between 9 and 16, police said.

The cause of the accident was not yet clear.

“Both the truck driver and the bus driver ran away. We are looking for them,” Ram said.

(This article was published on July 30, 2013)
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