Sonepur, May 9: At least twelve children from a local school here had a narrow escape when a van carrying them caught fire near College square in Binika of Sonepur district.
According to the sources, the van was on its way from Sindol to a private school at Binika when it caught fire. The driver stopped the vehicle on time.
Noticing the fire, some of the locals rescued the kids unhurt from the inferno, before the fire brigade reached the spot.
On being informed, the fire brigade reached the spot and the situation was brought under control. The exact reason for the mishap is yet to be ascertained.