SHEIKHUPURA - About 25 passengers including five children of a school received injuries when a speeding Lahore-bound passenger bus on the way from Sargodha plunged into a Nullah after hitting an auto rickshaw carrying schoolchildren here on Thursday.

According to details, a recklessly driven bus carrying more than 50 passengers were on the way. When it reached near a Nullah on Lahore Road in the limit of City B Division Police, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to which the bus skidded off the road and fell into Nullah after hit an auto rickshaw. As a result 25 passengers including five schoolchildren namely Zohaib, Irsa and Maham received critical injuries and were shifted to Mayo Hospital Lahore by Rescue 1122. Some injured were rushed to DHQ hospital. While the bus driver succeeded in fleeing the scene.