It is a heart rending scene at Masaipet rail accident spot. Bodies of small school children in smart uniform of Kakatiya Techno school was thrown all around the area.
Mothers, brothers, fathers and even by standers were in tears looking at the badly mauled bodies of the death kids and the cries of the injured ones.
13 children including driver and cleaner died on spot and seven kids died in several hospitals. Minister Harish Rao said all the injured have been shifted to Yashoda hospital, Secunderabad for proper and full treatment at government expense. In all there were 38 children and two persons in school bus.
Unfortunately the temporary driver was busy on his cell phone talk, when the accident occurred. The bus was hit in the middle by the roaring train at the unmanned railway gate and dragged for over 1 Km.
The state home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy demanded stringent action against the south central Railways GM and Railway ministry for not heeding locals demand for a railway gate and a watchman. He demanded proper compensation from railways and immediate action set up a gate.