9 schoolchildren killed in road accident in northern India
NEW DELHI (AP) - A police official says nine schoolchildren have been killed and 20 others injured when a school bus collided with a truck in northern India.
Police officer Vishnu Khatri says the crash happened early Tuesday as the bus carrying around 30 children collided head-on with a truck in Hanumangarh in Rajasthan state.
At least seven children died instantly, while two others died in a nearby hospital, he said.
Police have launched a search for the drivers of both vehicles who fled after the accident.