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Death toll in Nurpur school bus accident rises to 28

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

With one more school boy succumbing to his injuries, the death toll in the Nurpur bus accident in Kangra has risen to 28. According to Kangra SP Santosh Patial: “Nitesh Pathania from Thaher village on Sunday succumbed to death.

His condition had been stated to be critical.” The School bus met with an accident on 9 April while on its way to drop school children home. The mishap claimed the lives of 23 children along with four others.

The 32-seater bus was carrying students of Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial School, which plunged into a deep gorge in Malkwal, Himachal Pradesh.