Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly on Monday condoled the death of school children in an accident in Jalandhar district of Punjab.

The state Assembly passed an obituary resolution to condole the demise of the 12 school children in a road accident on the Jalandhar-Nakodar Highway on Sunday and also observed a two-minutes silence.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala moved the motion to condole the deaths. Others who paid tributes include Speaker Kuldeep Sharma and MLAs Renuka Bishnoi (HJC-BL), Anil Vij (INLD) and Krishan Lal Pawar (INLD).

Twelve children were among 13 killed and eight other students injured when a truck collided with their school bus on the Jalandhar-Nakodar road on Sunday morning.

The children were on their way to school when the mishap occurred near Jaheera village in Lambhra, close to Nakodar. The driver of the school mini bus, which was carrying 24 students, was also killed in the mishap.


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