Two Indian students have died after being electrocuted when a live wire fell on their school bus in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The bus was full of students returning from a picnic on Sunday evening when the incident occurred.
The BBC reports:
At least 30 students were injured and are receiving treatment in hospital. Police have launched an investigation.
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It is not clear how the live wire fell on the bus, but media reports said it happened after some students pulled at a tree that was touching the cables.
Some reports said it was a coconut tree, while others said the wire snapped when the children tried to pluck fruit from a mango tree
“We are probing. As of now we’ve filed a case of accidental death. We don’t know if there was any negligence,” television channel NDTV quoted a police official as saying.
In a similar incident last year, at least 25 people were electrocuted in the in the Tonk district of the northern Rajasthan state after a live wire fell on a bus carrying a wedding party.
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