Odishatv Bureau

Bhadrak: At least 12 students had a narrow escape today after a coal-laden vehicle hit a school van they were travelling in near the Badamahara Chhak in the district.

Although the van was damaged in the mishap, all the students in the vehicle escaped unhurt.

Following the mishap, locals blocked the road demanding arrest of the truck driver.

According to reports, the driver of the truck lost his balance and hit the van from the side.

The students were on their way to the Bharatiya Vidya Niketan School in the town.