Biker killed, 9 school students hurt in road mishap

Khurda: Nine school students were injured, three of them seriously, and a bike driver was killed in a road accident at Dhuanla near Balugan in Khurda district on Monday morning.

Of the injured students, six were rushed to Balugan government hospital from where the three seriously injured were rushed to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar where their condition was stated to be critical.

The identity of the bike driver is yet to be identified.

Reports said a speeding Tata AC van, carrying some students, was on the way to Saraswati Sishu Mandir school near Balugan when it collided with a speeding bike coming from the opposite direction, and fell into a roadside ditch.

While the bike driver died on the spot, nine students were injured. Following information, police rushed to the spot and admitted the students to the Balugan hospital.

The body of the bike driver was later taken to Balugan hospital for post-mortem.