Two buses met with a road accident while carrying students of Thambalanu Higher Secondary School of local Yaripok in Noni district of Manipur, India on Wednesday. Indian media reported that at least 15 students were killed.

The accident took place along the Bishnupur-Khupum road in Manipur’s Noni district. Police said the death toll may increase.

According to police, a bus carrying about 36 students and staff of Thambalnoo Higher Secondary School in Yaripok met with an accident and overturned at Nungsai village, 50 km southwest of Imphal, around 11 am.

A senior official in Noni district said there was no confirmed casualty report so far, but the death toll could rise. Some of the injured students were taken to a private healthcare facility in Imphal.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. SAPM Ranjan Singh visited the accident site along with the officials.

(Dhaka Times / 21 December / SAT)