21 School Children injured in North Kashmir
Srinagar: Twenty-one students from Army Goodwill School, Thregam were injured when a mini-bus turned turtle at Sheiekh-Mohalla near Trehgam this morning. Doctors said that except six students rest are stable and under observation.
According to CNS the mini-bus bearing registration number JK09-1716 was on way to drop the students to their respective villages after the closure of school. As soon as the mini-bus reached near Shiek-Mohalla Thregam, the driver from Chokibal who has been identified as Prince lost control over the vehicle and it suddenly turned turtle.
Police said that the driver of the vehicle fled from the accident scene and hunt has been launched to trace him. There were 27 students inside the mini-bus. Twenty-one students were immediately rushed to nearby Thregam Hospital where from six of them were shifted to Sub-District Hospital Kupwara.
Block Medical Officer, Kupwara, Dr Ghulam Nabi Lone told CNS that six children have serious injuries while the rest of the students have been kept under observation and are normal. “We received 21 injured students and among them six students are critical,” he said.
The six students with serious injuries have been identified as Maqsood Aziz (Harrai) Zahida Skindar (Kupwara) Umar Farooq (Hunddi) Aqib Aziz (Kawari), Imran Subhan (Hunddi) and Shugufta Akbar (Hunddi).
Rest of the students under observation have been identified as Razia Naseer (Hunddi) Majid Ali (Kobamarag) Irfat Ahad (Kawari) Shabnam Qayoom (Hunddi) Masoom Bashir (Hunddi) Khusboo Wani (Sharkoot) Bilal Abdullah (Hunddi) Imtiyaz Abdullah (Hunddi) Aqib Yousuf (Hunddi) Toiba Javid (Thregam) Labreeza Javid (Thregam) Showkat Maqbool (Hunddi) Javid Wani (Sharkoot) Zamrooda Rashid Mir (Hayen) and Tariq Rashid Mir (Hayen).
Army officials are present in the hospital taking care of the injured children. “It was a civil vehicle and the Army pays fares only. We serve these poor children and bear all the expenses on their education,” A top army officer from Chinar Corps said. (CNS)