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17 students injured as school bus turned turtle in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh

At least 20 students were injured, six of them critical, when a private school bus fell into a stream in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district on Monday. The police said the bus was carrying 52 students accompanied by a school teacher when the accident occurred on the Srisailam-Macharla highway. The victims from Mandadi and Uppalapadu villages were on their way to their school at Veldurthi.

The students have been shifted to a nearby hospital. The driver of the school bus is being questioned by the police.

On learning the incident, the parents of the school students protested at the hospital demanding action against the school management. The reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained.