Gurugram, Jan 19: Fifteen students, mostly from nursery to Class 1, of a private school in Gurugram were rescued on Thursday after their bus, running on CNG, caught fire in Dhankot area. The incident took place last afternoon around 1:30 when the bus was going to drop the students of Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector-102, home. No injury or casualty has been reported. Also Read - Gurugram Hospital Booked For Forcefully Discharging Suspected Covid Patient
The children were rescued by locals, who broke the windows of the bus to bring them out, just in time. Also Read - Traffic Snarls at Border Crossings as Delhi Police Intensify Checking Amid Farmers' Protest March
Following the incident, the parents of the children lodged a protest at DPS campus on Thursday. They accused the school’s management of not informing them about the incident even a day later. Also Read - Haryana Announces Fresh Limits on Social Gatherings: 50 Guests for Indoor Events, 100 for Outdoor
Alleging negligence on part of the school, the parents said that the callous attitude of the management had put the life of students in danger.
Meanwhile, a probe to investigate the incident and the allegations by the parents has been ordered by Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh. He has also sought a reply from the school management.
In another incident, a school bus caught fire on Thursday at Jay Coach flyover on the Western Express Highway in Jogeshwari. Fire engulfed when the bus was returning after dropping students at their school. No injury or casualty was reported in the fire incident.