Ranchi, June 28: At least 22 girl students belonging to St. Xavier’s college, an autonomous college under Ranchi University in Ranchi were injured after their bus overturned in Sikkim’s Gangtok on Tuesday.
According to the police, the students were on an excursion to Sikkim. When they were returning to Siliguri in West Bengal on their way to Ranchi, their bus turned sideways at 7th Mile in the Ranipool police station area, they said.
The injured students were admitted to the Central Referral Hospital (CRH) at Tadong, the police added.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said that he spoke with his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang for adequate treatment of injured children.
“I’ve spoken with Sikkim CM. Adequate arrangements are being made for the medical treatment of children. I’ve directed RC to be ready to airlift the children. We are unable to airlift them right now due to inclement weather, so arrangements have been made there,” the Jharkhand chief minister said in a tweet
The students of St Xavier’s College in Jharkhand’s Ranchi were on an excursion to Sikkim, they said.
When they were returning to Siliguri in West Bengal on their way to Ranchi, their bus turned sideways at 7th Mile in Ranipool police station area, police said.
The injured students were admitted to the Central Referral Hospital (CRH) at Tadong, they said.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said he has directed the officials to make arrangements to bring back the students by air.
“At present, due to bad weather there, we are not able to airlift the children. Arrangements have been done for their proper treatment there,” Soren tweeted.
Soren said he has spoken to Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang to ensure proper treatment of the injured students.
Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto said the government is considering all options for the treatment and safe return of the students.
All the students were from the Bachelor of Education stream of the college and had gone to study tour which is part of their curriculum.