3 students injured as school van hits truck

Dhenkanal: In a tragic incident, three students were injured when the school van, they were travelling in, hit a truck from behind at Rasola area under Hindol block in the district on Friday morning.

The injured have been identified as students of Rasola Saraswati Sishu Mandir.

According to sources, the incident took place in the morning today when the school van was on its way to the school with the students in it. The van hit the truck from the back side injuring the three students.

The students sustained brain and face injuries in the accident, sources said adding that they were admitted to Hindol hospital for treatement.

On September 29, 2015, two persons, including a school student, were killed in the area after a bus hit an auto rickshaw carrying school students.

The incident occurred when the auto rickshaw, which was taking the students back to their home from school, had a head on collision with a speeding bus. The auto driver and the child sitting on the front seat died on spot.