17 students injured in school bus accident

 KUWAIT: The wreckage of a bus that overturned after colliding with another vehicle, injuring 17 students, is seen yesterday. (Inset) One of the injured students is seen at Jahra Hospital.


KUWAIT: The wreckage of a bus that overturned after colliding with another vehicle, injuring 17 students, is seen yesterday. (Inset) One of the injured students is seen at Jahra Hospital.

KUWAIT: Seventeen boys were injured yesterday when their private school bus turned over along Jahra Road while heading to school in the early hours of the morning. Nine ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the injured students were rushed to Jahra Hospital for treatment, said Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Services Affairs at the Ministry of Health Jamal Al-Harbi in a statement.

Security sources said that nine of the schoolboys suffered mild injuries, four were hospitalized for further treatment, while four others were treated and discharged. Hospital staff are dealing with these cases with utmost priority, considering the injured students’ ages range between eight and 11. Officials later said 12 out of the 17 students were discharged. Separately, a six-year-old Kuwaiti girl was instantly killed when she was run over by a school bus in Doha.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 28/09/2016