Two students killed as school van overturns in Mahanga; 10 injured

Salepur: Two students were killed and more than 10 others injured as a school vehicle overturned at Asulapur in Mahanga block of Cuttack district on Wednesday morning.

One of the deceased was identified as Rajesh Kumar Behera, a KG-I student who died on the spot. Another student Sanjay Kumar Sahu, who was in a critical condition and rushed to SCB Medial College and Hospital in Cuttack, died while undergoing treatment there.

According to sources, 19 students of Odisha Brigade Sainik School, aged between five and seven years, were travelling in a Tata Magic van when it met with the accident. The other injured students are being provided medical treatment at the Community Health Centre in Salepur, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the family member of the victims and the locals have resorted to blockade of the main road demanding adequate compensation. The agitation was on till the last report came in.