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Fatima Convent School van accident near Ujjain: 4 students die; 11 injured

Three of the children were referred to a hospital in Indore due to their critical condition. The students who died were aged between 6 years and 18 years.

August 22, 2022, 6:25 pm

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Fatima Convent School accident.

UJJAIN: In a tragic road accident in Nagda near Ujjain, a school van carrying 15 children rammed into a truck claiming the lives of 4 students, and seriously injuring 11 others. Three of the children were referred to a hospital in Indore due to their critical condition. The students who died were aged between 6 years and 18 years.

The children were identified as Inaya (6), daughter of Ramesh Nandeda, Uma (15) daughter of Ishwarlal Dhakad, Bhavyansh (13) son of Satish Jain, and Sumit (18), son of Suresh.

The accident occurred on Unhel-Nagda road. An SUV had picked up 15 students of Fatima Convent School in Nagda to drop them home. A truck coming from the opposite direction rammed into the van. The impact of the collision was so severe that the van was completely damaged. It overturned. On getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and the injured children were taken to the hospital.

Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh told media persons that those 15 children were in the school van. They studied in classes III to VII and are aged 3 years and 15 years. The police immediately pulled the children out and rushed them to the hospital.

Ujjain SP said that the children were residents of Unhel and nearby villages. They were students of Fatima Convent. A truck coming from Nagda's side hit the van near Jhirnia. The van overturned at least twice after the collision.

The children started screaming for help following which passers-by rushed to their rescue. The children were trapped in the van. An FIR has been registered against the truck driver. Further investigation is going on.

First published: August 22, 2022
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