Noney students

Imphal, Dec 21: 15 students were feared dead after two buses carrying students lost control in Manipur’s Noney district on Wednesday.

The accident took place along Bisnupur – Khoupum Road in Manipur’s Noney district.

According to the reports, the two buses carrying students belonged to Thambalnu Higher Secondary School, Yaripok. The buses were heading toward Khoupum for a study tour.

The students of Thambalnu Higher Secondary School went on an annual school study tour to Khoupum in Noney district in two buses.

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The bus in which the girl students were traveling overturned after the driver lost control of it, police said.

“Deeply saddened to hear about the accident of a bus carrying schoolchildren at the Old Cachar Road today. SDRF, Medical team and MLAs have rushed to the site to coordinate the rescue operation. Praying for the safety of everyone in the bus,” Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted, sharing a video clip of the overturned bus.

The injured students were being shifted to the state capital for treatment, officials said.