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School van overturns in canal, 15 students critical

Bhubaneswar: As many as 18 school students were injured as a van, in which they were going to school, skidded off the road and overturned in a canal in Konark area in Puri district this morning.

All the injured boys and girls were rushed to the Charichhak CHC soon. While three were discharged, 15 were referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

According to reports, the students belonged to the Vivekananda School located at Amareswar under the Charchhak police station. The van was going on the canal embankment when the driver control over it. The driver is stated to have fled from the spot.

cPolice have reached the spot and started investigation.

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