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School bus touches live wire, two children killed

Press Trust of India  |  Chhapra (Bihar) 

Two children, aged five and six years, were electrocuted and seven others injured in district today after their school bus came in contact with a high voltage live wire, an said.

The incident happened near Bengali Patti village under the jurisdiction of station when the children were returning home after school hours, the said.

The school bus came in contact with an 11,000 volt cable that had snapped and was dangling from a pole, the Sub Divisional Officer (Sadar), Chet Narain Rai, said.

While six-year-old and five-year-old were killed on the spot, Rai said.

At least six other children and the of the bus received severe burn injuries, he said.

While the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, the injured were admitted to a hospital, Rai added.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 22:10 IST