Shivamogga: A bus carrying the students of Poorna Prajna Educational Institute, Badravathi, overturned at Sauthikere on the outskirts of N R Puram, early on November 10. One student died as a result of the accident and several others, including the driver, were injured.
The bus was on route to Udupi for a school trip arranged by the school management for 90 students of class 10th.
It is learnt that the driver lost control of the bus, causing it to overturn. As a result, Diya Shekavat, a 10th standard student aged 16 and native of Bhadaravathi, died on the spot. 21 other students were critically injured in the accident and have been admitted to Max Hospital in Shivamogga. Among them Nandini, Suhan and one more students condition is very critical, the sources confirmed. As many as 22 students, as well as the driver, have been treated at N R Puram Government Hospital.
Later in the day, Shivamogga Deputy Commissioner Dayanand paid a visit to the injured students at the hospital.
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