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Ten students injured as van overturns

india Updated: Mar 24, 2011 10:58 IST

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At least 10 students were injured when the school van they were travelling in overturned and fell in a deep ditch here Tuesday, police said.

The accident occurred in Jahangirabad town, when the van carrying students of the Uma Public School spun out of control, landed in a ditch and overturned.

"With the help of passers-by, we managed to take out the students trapped inside the vehicle. All the injured students are being treated at a hospital. Two-three students have received serious injuries," police inspector Naresh Kumar told reporters in Bulandshahr, some 400 km from Lucknow.

"The injured students are aged 8-11 years," he added.

Eyewitnesses told the police that the bus was speeding and spun out of control when the driver suddenly applied brakes to avoid hitting a two-wheeler.

The driver ran away after the accident.