Five students killed in bus accident in Surat's Dang district; vehicle fell into gorge while returning from picnic in Shabri Dham

As many as five children were killed in a bus accident in Gujarat's Dang district on Saturday, after a bus carrying more than 50 students fell into a deep gorge on the Mahal-Bardipada route. Police and local authorities rescued several students, all in the age group of 10 to 16 years. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

All the students are residents of Amroli in Surat. They had gone for a picnic to Dang, which was sponsored by their tuition class in Surat, PTI reported. The bus was returning from Shabri Dham, a religious and tourist destination in the Dang district, when the mishap occurred.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Dec 23, 2018 11:11:14 IST