4 School children tragically died by being burned alive when their school van caught on fire at Longowal in district Sangrur.
The incident led to the death of four children while the other 8 were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver fled from the scene before pulling out 8 of the children from the burning bus and three of children belonged to one family.
The name of the school was stated to be Simran Public School which is located in Longowal.
Captain Amarinder Singh announced a magisterial probe and vowed to take strict action against the school administration.
AAP MLA Bhagwant Mann and Sunam’s MLA Aman Arora reached the site of the accident. The locals protested at the spot of the accident and prevented the bodies to be taken. The protestors asked for 50 lakh in compensation to the families and 20 lakh to the injured.
Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted:
He said in a tweet: “Very sad to learn of the news from Sangrur, where we lost 4 children because their school van caught fire. Injured have been rushed to the hospital. DC & SSP Sangrur are on the spot & I have ordered a magisterial enquiry. Guilty will be strictly punished”.