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Pune student falls off school bus, dies

PIMPRI: Fourteen-year-old , a standard VIII student of the privately-run School in Charholi, was run over by the school bus in which he was travelling in Dighi on Thursday.

The hired bus with 42 students left the school around 2.15pm. The accident occurred near a cattleshed near Sainagari in Wadmukhwadi village around 02.00 pm.

Dighi police’s assistant inspector, who is investigating the case, said the bus was dropping the students home. “He was standing at the exit door. He was jolted when the bus passed over a rough patch on an untarred road in Wadmukhwadi. The exit door opened on impact after the boy’s hand hit it. He fell off the bus and came under its rear wheels,” he said.

Bus driver has been arrested for rash and negligent driving. He was later released on bail.

Sub-inspector, who lodged a complainant, said, “The students were playing Holi inside the bus. The boy fell from the open door after the bus hit a rough patch on the kaccha road. The driver did not warn the students against playing Holi inside the moving bus.”

After student fell off the bus, the students raised an alarm. “The bus driver stopped, but the vehicle had already run over him.

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