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Death toll in bus-train collision at Medak district climbs to 18

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on July 29, 2014

The death toll in the school bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana’s Medak district today rose to 18 after a 11-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital here, even as the condition of four other students remains critical.

Vaishnavi, who was in “very very critical condition” after receiving injuries in the accident, was declared dead at 5.28 a.m., a release from Yashoda Hospitals said.

Vaishnavi was a resident of Islampur of Toopran mandal of Medak district.

Out of the 20 students admitted to the hospital at Secunderabad here, the condition of four students continues to remain serious and they are in the critical ward and under close observation, while seven other students (including three girls) are in stable condition.

Seven other students were discharged yesterday.

The death toll rose to 17 yesterday with a seven-year-old boy succumbing to his injuries at a private hospital here, even as the condition of five other students remained critical.

Tarun, who was in “very very critical condition” after sustaining severe head injuries in the accident, died last evening, said a senior official with Yashoda Hospitals.

Sixteen persons comprising 14 school children, driver and the cleaner of a private school bus were killed and 20 students were injured when a passenger train hit their bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Masaipet village on July 24.

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Published on July 29, 2014
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