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NEW DELHI: A school bus collided with a truck laden with bricks in northern India on Monday, killing 12 children and their driver, police said.    

The crash happened as the children were on their way to school on the outskirts of Jalandhar, said police officer Harmeet Singh.

The city is nearly 400 kilometres north of the Indian capital.

Singh said seven children and the bus driver died on the spot and another five children succumbed to their injuries in a hospital.

Police were looking for the truck driver, who fled after the accident, Singh said.

India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed every year. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.


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sheikh
March 4, 2013 10:33 am
pakistan has more deadly and frequnet acciedents.....refer wiki.........:)
Human
March 4, 2013 8:35 am
Ya and Pakistan is the safest place in the world in these matters , right....get real guys and mind your own business of putting your nation on at least basic track first before worrying about us!!
Maryam
March 4, 2013 10:07 am
Sad :( RIP
Fist
March 4, 2013 8:06 am
Saying India has "world's deadliest roads" is kinda stretching it. with its large population of middle class citizens who own 2 & 4 wheelers, the number would always be higher than countries with lesser population. a more accurate way to see is the number in terms of road fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles. here we can see that the maximum deaths occur mostly in African countries, with Togo right at the top with 14050 deaths, followed by Ethiopia at 11,666. Pakistan had 2300 deaths and India had 315 deaths. Total number of deaths are very high in all big countries like Russia, Brazil, China and India, with India topping the list. (WHO global status report on road safety, Geneva 2009)
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